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  1. macavalley
    macavalley September 19, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    Why wait for possibility that Apple will to take you to court? Why don’t you file a class action:

    …”And thus, RadarWeb bug 5860702 was born. Basically, it says, Apple, if you’re going to leave this feature buggy… you’ve got to warn users that it’s buggy. Time Machine data shouldn’t be put at risk, ever. This is people’s backups, their lives, we’re taking about.”

    In my opinion, there is a clear case based on SJ’s comments up-selling the Airport Extreme/Time Machine backup option prior to the Air Capsule release.

    Remember, “if you build it, the people will come…”

  2. Christopher Price
    Christopher Price September 20, 2008 at 2:32 am |

    As a consumer advocate, I see stuff like this every day. I can’t take people to court… because then I would be too tied up to point these things out all day long. Often times, simply pointing them out and generating publicity is sufficient enough to get corrective action. Here however, it appears Apple wants to sell Time Capsules instead.

    Class action attorneys generally give the person who brings them the case, a reasonable fee for being an initial plaintiff (rather, it’s generally part of any class action settlement). If you are affected, I would suggest getting in touch with class action attorneys and pitch them the case yourself.

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  4. Jeff
    Jeff April 17, 2009 at 6:54 am |

    I just spoke to an AirPort support tech and he informed me that Apple feels the connection would be too slow. Backing up wirelessly to a hard drive with a 3-Gbps connection to the router is fine, but backing up wirelessly to a hard drive with a 480-Mbps connection would drop packets, etc. (never mind the fact that 802.11n’s theoretical maximum is significantly less than that).

    Having just dropped almost $100 on eBay for hard drive enclosures to match my AirPort Extreme, I must say that I am *not* a happy camper. :-/

  5. Christopher Price
    Christopher Price April 17, 2009 at 4:29 pm |

    That explanation makes zero sense. I doubt Apple would officially sign off on that being the reason that Time Machine was left in the dust.

    One, it would make Steve Jobs look like an idiot. Two, there is no difference in 802.11n throughput between an 802.11n AirPort Extreme, and a Time Capsule. Nada.


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