Steve hasn’t mentioned it, but there’s a brand new 802.11n Airport Extreme base station on sale in the Store, and it’s priced at £119. It’s flat like the Apple TV, and it’s got 3 LAN ports rather than just one like its predecessor. No AirTunes, though. Instead it has AirPort Disk – essentially bring your own HD NAS:

Now you can share an external USB hard drive over your wireless and wired network by simply connecting it to the USB port on your AirPort Extreme Base Station. Called AirPort Disk, it’s perfect for sharing files, making backups, and more. You can even connect multiple drives and printers using a USB hub (sold separately). (See system requirements.)

Available from February. http://www.apple.com/airportextreme/

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