Is there a 5th generation airport extreme? What is the model #? Is it better than the 4th generation? If so, how so?

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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  • Best Answer:

    This is not the 5th generation AirPort Extreme, rather it's about the 7th. But, this IS the 5th generation AirPort Extreme 802.11n Base Station. Its model number is A1408 and its part number is MD031--/-. It is better than the 4th generation because it is priced at the exact same price while offering an improved antenna along with higher speed and greater range.

  • Apple MD031LL/A is the actual part number for the 2012 "5th Generation" product with dual band performance. Why Apple makes the part numbers so hard to find is beyond logic!

    Hope this helps.