Apple AirPort Time Capsule, Network Attached Storage Drive for Mac & Wi-Fi Base Station, 2TB

Product information

With the all-new AirPort Time Capsule, backing up your Mac couldn’t be simpler. It works with Time Machine in OS X to automatically and wirelessly back up your data to its 2TB or 3TB hard drive, so you never have to worry about losing anything important. And AirPort Time Capsule doubles as a Wi-Fi base station with next-generation 802.11ac technology, for speeds up to 3x faster than the previous 802.11n standard. It’s easy to set up and highly secure, letting you share your broadband Internet connection, a USB printer or a hard drive. And the new vertical design has a smaller footprint, so it saves desk space, as well as your files.

Key Features:

  • Automatic wireless backup with a massive 2TB of storage space built in
  • Fully featured Wi-Fi base station with next-generation 802.11ac technology
  • Up to 3x faster Wi-Fi
  • Up to 50 per cent faster Time Machine backups
  • Powerful beamforming antenna array for higher performance and range
  • All-new design with smaller footprint
  • Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Easy setup with a Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
  • Connect a USB printer or hard drive and access it wirelessly
  • Secure connections and compatibility with Mac computers, PCs, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and more.

Please note: Cables sold separately.

Compatible with
Storage is Mac only.
1x USB 2.0, 1x Gigabit Ethernet WAN, 3x Gigabit Ethernet LAN
H98 x W98 x D168 mm
Frequency Bands
Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Internet Connection Type Information ADSL connections typically use a BT phoneline. Cable connections in the UK can include Virgin Media and BT Infinity
Cable or Fibre Optic
Model name / number
Router Security


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Q & As

Apple AirPort Time Capsule, Network Attached Storage Drive for Mac & Wi-Fi Base Station, 2TB 4.4 5 8 8
Great product easy to use Delivery from John Lewis was quicker than email said. I had looked at how to set this up on google and on you tube. I only need it to back up 3 apple computers for a business rather than using it as a network. We have a sky router and the reviews recommended connecting it to the router with a ethernet cable which I did. Switched it on and the light went green. Switched on the iMac and Airport Utility starts immediately. Sorts itself out and then you give it a name. I then went on to time machine and it finds it and starts back up. Back up will take a few hours the first time - apparently it's quicker if you connect the laptop to it by an ethernet cable so I'll try that. Would recommend highly. John Lewis 2 year guarantee is also excellent. 31 October 2014
Apple Time Capsule The best way to back up your data - wirelessly in your own home! It tales a while to get used to it but a true saviour!! 16 September 2014
So simple to set up & use Bought this time capsule to use the time machine function on my son's new mac book pro. Connected it to my broadband router via the Ethernet cable & as soon as I clicked the time machine option it detected the drive & the back up started. The initial backup did take a few hours, but once that was done, you hardly notice any delay in disk access or response. 21 May 2014
Excellent product This produce was very easy to set up and works well with my router. It backs up as expected over home wi-fi and is easy to view preferences etc. Also purchasing from J Lewis gives you an additional years support. The use of there click and collect from your nominated local Waitrose was very quick and easy. I would recommend to anyone. 10 May 2014
PLUG IN & USE Nice product, the only issue I have is that the info did not make it clear that you must always have it pluged (hard wired) into your internet hub vis the ethernet cable. 06 May 2014
Excellent - just works Just works out of the box. Supports 2 & 5ghz wifi. Backup option is superb and now regularly backing up 3 machines. 29 April 2014
Not Like Apple Bought one last October and it packed up in March. Got a refund and replaced it. This one is giving problems already. 04 April 2014
Simplicity in a box What a fantastic piece of kit, works straight out of the box. Your own home network is created in less time than it takes to make a cup of tea. The back up to internal hardrive is seamless and the unit is very compact. Wifi performance is vastly improved in terms of signal strength and connection speed. 01 March 2014
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Additional services

  • 2 year parts and labour, battery not included

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