Macworld 2008 : Apple annonce le Serveur Time Capsule


Au MacWorld 2008, Apple vient juste d’annoncer Time Capsule, une station complète Airport Extreme avec le sans fil 802.11n et intégrant 4 ports Ethernet, plus des disques durs serveurs pour sauvegarder tous les Mac Leopard de la maison et leurs Time Machine. On espérait qu’une chose comme celle-ci allait sortir, et nous nous donnerons toutes les infos bientôt. En attendant la sortie en février, on peut se réjouir du prix raisonnable 500Go pour 300$ et 1To pour 500$.

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Communiqué de presse officiel :

Apple Announces Time Capsule Wireless Backup for all Your Macs

MACWORLD SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple(R) today
introduced Time Capsule, a backup appliance that automatically and wirelessly
backs up everything on one or more Macs running Leopard(TM), the latest
release of Apple’s Mac OS(R) X operating system including the amazing Time
Machine(TM) automatic backup software. Time Capsule combines an 802.11n base
station with a server grade hard disk in one small package. Simply plug it in,
then easily set up automatic wireless backup for every Mac(R) in your house to
a single Time Capsule with just a few clicks. Time Capsule offers the benefits
of a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station, and comes in two models: a 500
gigabyte model for just $299 and a 1 terabyte model for just $499.
« Bring Time Capsule home, plug it in, click a few buttons on your Macs and
voila — all the Macs in your house are being backed up automatically, every
hour of every day, » said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. « With Time Capsule and Time
Machine, all your irreplaceable photos, movies and documents are automatically
protected and incredibly easy to retrieve if they are ever lost. »
Built to work seamlessly with Time Machine, Time Capsule lets users
wirelessly back up all of the data on their Macs, find lost files and even
restore all of their software. In the event a file is lost, users can
wirelessly search back through time to find deleted files, applications,
photos and other digital media and then instantly restore the file. If it’s
ever necessary, Leopard can also easily restore an entire system from the Time
Machine backup on Time Capsule.
In addition to being the best way to back up a Mac, Time Capsule is also a
full-featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest 802.11n technology.
Delivering up to five times the performance and twice the range of 802.11g,
802.11n* is built in to Apple’s iMac(R) desktop and the entire Mac notebook
line up, including MacBook(R), MacBook Pro and the new MacBook Air. Time
Capsule features a sleek design with a built-in power supply and connections
to print wirelessly to a USB printer. With Time Capsule, it’s very easy for
users to create a secure, wireless network for up to 50 users and set security
restrictions such as Internet access limits for children’s computers.
At $299 for a 500GB model and $499 for a 1TB model and a fully integrated
802.11n AirPort Extreme(R) Base Station, Time Capsule can serve as a backup
solution for multiple computers as well as the backbone for a high-speed,
802.11n wireless network, making it effortless and affordable for everyone at
home, school or work to protect their digital files.

Additional Time Capsule features include:
— dual-band antennas for 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequencies;
— three Gigabit LAN ports;
— one Gigabit Ethernet WAN port;
— one USB 2.0 port;
— Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA-2), 128-bit WEP encryption; and
— a built-in NAT firewall supporting NAT-PMP for features like Back to
My Mac.
Pricing & Availability
Time Capsule will be available in February through the Apple Store(R)
(, at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized
Resellers for a suggested retail price of $299 (US) for a 500GB hard drive and
$499 (US) for a 1TB hard drive.

*Time Capsule is based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification. Actual
performance will vary based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size
of network and other factors.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its
award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional
applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its
iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered
the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.

(C) 2008 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac
OS, Macintosh, Leopard, Time Machine, iMac, MacBook, Airport Extreme and
Apple Store are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be
trade-marks of their respective owners.

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