AirPort Time Capsule 802.11ac

The Apple AirPort Time Capsule 802.11ac (5th Generation) is a wireless network-attached storage device that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2013 to 2018 as part of the AirPort Time Capsule series. The station has been introduced on June 10, 2013, and its price started at $299.

The new AirPort Time Capsule features a Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T), 2 or 3 TB of hard drive, a new Tower design, Data rate up to 1.3 Gbps, compatibility with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac protocols, guest networking, three LAN ports, possibility to connect up to 50 devices.

This Time Capsule has been discontinued on April 27, 2018.

Today AirPort Time Capsule 802.11ac is 10 years old!

AirPort Time Capsule 5th Generation
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AirPort Time Capsule 802.11ac Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJune 10, 2013
DiscontinuedApril 27, 2018
Model NumberA1470
Order NumberME177LL/A (2 TB)
ME182LL/A (3 TB)
Original Price$299 (2 TB)
$499 (3 TB)
Weight3.26 Ibs.
1.478 KG
Dimensions3.85″ D x 3.85″ H x 6.6″ W
9.77 cm D x 9.77 cm H x 16.76 cm W


Wireless Data RangeUp to 1.3 Gbps
CompatibilityWi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Frequency2.4 GHz or 5 GHz simultaneously
Radio Output Power32.5 dBm (maximum)
SecurityWPA/WPA2 Personal or Enterprise
Capacity50 users
MIMO Config3×3:3
Supported ProtocolsNAT
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
DNS Proxy
IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)


Ports4 – Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T)
1 – USB 2.0
Storage2 TB
3 TB
Power over EthernetNo

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Apple Support – AirPort Time Capsule 802.11ac: Technical Specifications