Apple's AirPort touching down soon

As iBooks begin landing at Sears, CompUSA and other retailers, Apple'swireless networking option is almost ready for lift off. An Apple employeesaid the company began shipping the AirPort Base Station last week and itshould start arriving in stores this week or next.

As iBooks begin landing at Sears, CompUSA and other retailers, Apple's wireless networking option is almost ready for lift off. An Apple employee said the company began shipping the AirPort Base Station last week and it should start arriving in stores this week or next. The Apple employee spoke to customers Saturday at the San Francisco location of ComputerWare -- a chain of 10 Mac-only computer stores in Northern California -- during the official launch of Mac OS 9. The $300 AirPort Base Station and the $100 AirPort Card will allow users to set up the wireless networks that Apple touted during the iBook's introduction in July. Full story. -- Wendy J. Mattson, MacWEEK