What's the difference between the AirPort Extreme and the AirPort Time Capsule?

I'm thinking about buying one for my 2013 MacBook Air, but the only differences I can find between the two products are the names and the prices.

Back To Product

Follow this Question

3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    The AirPort Extreme is a wireless router. The Time Capsule is a wireless router with a built-in hard disk drive for backup purposes.

    Was this useful? Answer 1

    528 of 541 people found this useful

  • extreme is a router.

    time capsule is a router as well, but it has a built in hard drive that you can set up. it is used to back up your mac, so if you accidentally delete something, you can always get it back. or if you are getting a new mac, you can set it up with time capsule so that everything that was on your old mac is now on your new one.

    Was this useful? Answer 2

    263 of 276 people found this useful

  • I am the owner of a time capsule. The time capsule works with time machine (a piece of apple software allowing for automatic backups) has a built in WiFi router AND hard disk. The Airport extreme is a WiFi Router without the hard disk for backups. The additional pricing for the hard disk was, in my opinion, a great deal. I have had many different routers in the past and am extremely satisfied with my now four year old purchase.

    Was this useful? Answer 3

    197 of 201 people found this useful

Related Questions