Apple Kills AirPort Routers

MC414 Apple Shuts Down Air Port Router Line

Apple Kills AirPort Routers

Models including the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule have been discontinued.

Apple called Tom's Guide yesterday (April 25) to inform us of the news, adding that AirPort products "will be available through, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last".

Apple is unlikely to be in a rush to get rid of the AirPort, since it's had the product on life support for the past two years. In late 2016, Bloomberg reported that Apple shutdown the wireless router team and dispersed engineers to other projects.

Apple has chose to officially stop selling Apple-branded routers, the company announced on Thursday. The company has announced that it is exiting the wireless router business, and is looking to sell off the remainder of its inventory.

While this news is no surprise - the company hasn't released a new router model in nearly 5 years - it's a sad moment for existing AirPort owners such as myself. Apple's routers were always premium-priced, starting at $99 and ranging up to $299.

Apple will apparently "continue to provide hardware and software support" for the devices, including bug and vulnerability patches.

Speaking to iMore, an Apple spokesperson stated that the company is no longer going to be focusing on this product lineup.

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