Apr 26, 2018

Apple Officially Discontinues Its AirPort Wireless Router Products, And Plans to Existing From The Wireless Router Business

Apple has issued a statement announcing it's official existing from the wireless router business. The current AirPort series products have been discontinued, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule.

Although it has been discontinued, Apple has not dealt with price cuts and still selling them until none left. At present, the series still maintains its original price. The AirPort Express is priced at $99, the AirPort Extreme costing $199, the 2TB AirPort Time Capsule is $299, and you can get the 3TB AirPort Time Capsule for $399.

We're discontinuing the Apple AirPort base station products. They will be available through Apple.com, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last

Last time Apple refreshed its AirPort products goes way back to 2013 (Extreme and Time Capsule), As Bloomberg reported back in late 2016, Apple has begun shutting down its AirPort unit in early 2016, in an effort to "sharpen" its focus on the "consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue."

Sadly, it also means that Apple’s high-end AirPorts will top out at 802.11ac and not support upcoming 802.11ad and 802.11ax advancements in Wi-Fi technology. However, the good news is Apple will continue providing service for current generation AirPort Base Stations for at least the next five years.

At the same time, Apple has begun selling third-party routers in January of 2018 when it starts to offer the Linksys Velop Mesh Wi-Fi System. While there are also a lot of newer routers that offers similar design from the AirPort line, such as eero, Netgear Orbi, and more!

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