Apple increases Time Capsule backup storage to 2TB, releases iDisk iPhone app

After being rumored in April, Apple has taken the wraps off a new version of its Time Capsule with 2 terabytes of integrated storage. The device functions as a router and network storage appliance for automated backups using Mac OS X's Time Machine feature.

The 2TB Time Capsule looks to be the same internally aside from the bigger hard drive, and sells for $499. The 1TB model is priced at $299, while the original 500GB Time Capsule has been discontinued.

Separately, Apple has released a long-awaited iDisk application for iPhones. The free app enables MobileMe users to access documents stored on the service, although it only supports certain file types and cannot upload or download. TUAW has posted a review of the app and concludes, "if you've already shelled out the cost for MobileMe, this is a pretty good free alternative if uploading, downloading and a few other features aren't on your list of must-haves."

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