Apple Introduces New Aluminum Remote, Improves Performance on AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule
Apple today introduced a new aluminum Apple Remote priced at $19 and shipping in 2-4 weeks. Compatible with any Mac made since 2005 with an infrared port, the new remote offers a circular navigation wheel and separate menu and play/pause buttons. The remote is also compatible with the iPhone and iPods when using an iPod Universal Dock.
Apple also updated its AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models today. The new models reportedly offer up to 50% better wireless performance and 25% better range than the previous models due to a revised antenna design. The new Time Capsule also offer up to 60% faster Time Machine backups than on earlier models when using Mac OS X Snow Leopard.