How extreme is Apple’s new AirPort Extreme? Sure, it boost throughputs to 54 Mbps, but it’s more important that Apple’s adoption of 802.11g puts the company back into the pilot’s seat for the industry’s wireless technology adoption. Adam and Glenn Fleishman take off with all the details. We also pass on some of the best and worst bits from the Macworld Expo show floor, and take a quick look at Apple’s $8 million loss for the first quarter of 2003.
Apple Posts $8 Million Loss -- Apple Computer last week announced an $8 million loss for its first fiscal quarter of 2003. The results include one-time charges for restructuring and an accounting transition adjustment; without these items, Apple would have had an $11 million profit for the quarter
AppleWorks 6 Presents, Too! Oops. AppleWorks 6 does indeed have a presentation module, so my offhand comment to the contrary last week in "Apple Reduces Its Microsoft Dependency" was just plain wrong
Every year I worry that Macworld Expo will somehow fall flat, that there won't be many exhibitors, that no one will come, that there won't be anything that's even moderately interesting
Apple led the drive to offer Wi-Fi wireless networking equipment at reasonable prices to consumers way back in 1999, but the company's gateway product, the AirPort Base Station, had started to look under-featured and overpriced even by late 2001 - especially for broadband users who didn't need its built-in modem.
But Apple stayed the course: $300 for the AirPort Base Station and $100 for the proprietary AirPort card that inserted into a special PC Card-like slot in every model of the Macintosh