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Apple Launches 3 TB Time Capsule

by Sean P. Aune | June 21, 2011

Time Capsule

While it’s not the new version of the MacBook Air that everyone was expecting, Apple did release a new product today in the form of a 3TB version of its Time Capsule backup device.  Beyond the upgrade from a maximum of 2TB to 3TB, it’s pretty much the same device, just with a lot more room for all of your files and revisions.

What did catch our attention was the fact that a 2TB model will run you $299, but go for the 3TB model and you’re looking at $499.  These are the prices for the U.S. store, but really?  An extra $200 for another 1TB of storage?  Both versions have the Wi-Fi feature, so you can’t say that is adding to the price, so the bump in price is centered around 1TB of space, and that just seems like highway robbery to me.  Apple is known for high prices, but $500 for a 3TB hard drive just seems like it’s a price that is totally out of the realm of reality.

Either way, it’s been updated, so if you’ve been waiting for a new version of Time Capsule, now would be the time to pick one up.

What do you think of the new price?


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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...