Apple AirPort Wireless Router range is dead, no replacement in the pipeline

MC414 Apple Shuts Down Air Port Router Line

This includes the two wireless routers, AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme and the AirPort Time Capsule, which was a wireless router with a hard drive for data backups.

There's still no official reason for Apple to be ditching the router business, but we can't say that we're surprised at announcement.

While Apple doesn't share anything new that the average router buyer wouldn't already know, the company clearly believes that buying a higher-end option is a good idea.

Apple will apparently "continue to provide hardware and software support" for the devices, including bug and vulnerability patches. But for those who need something right now, it suggests picking up a router with support for the IEEE 802.11ac wireless standard and WPA2 Personal encryption. According to these reports, they will continue to be sold through the online and retail Apple store until supplies last.

The AirPort series is the latest in the line of products discontinued by Apple, after the Cinema Display lineup back in 2016. There will be no new versions of the AirPort, AirPort Extreme, or Time Capsule.

Intel delays 10nm mass production into 2019
Revenue rose 9 percent from a year ago, to $16.07 billion, beating analysts' expectations by almost a billion dollars. Intel's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, which produces flash memory and Optane, grew by 20% to $1.0 billion.

Considering how well most Apple products from that era aged - remember, this was the era of MacOS 9, the hockey puck mouse, and neon plastic everything - it's a wonder the AirPort line was able to last for almost two decades.

It's been a year and a half since Apple disbanded its hardware division which created these routers.

Unfortunately, those looking to pick up an AirPort Wi-Fi system won't find any discounts through Apple or its authorized service providers, at least for the time being.

However, Apple had then stated its AirPort line-up would remain intact and that they remain committed to it. Stay tuned for more Apple news in the future!

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