Apple officially discontinues the AirPort WiFi family of routers

“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.”

Broken by iMore overnight, Apple has confirmed the AirPort WiFi range has been discontinued by the company.

Long untouched the AirPort express is the most stale of the range having not been updated in over six years since 2012.

While the AirPort range has always been comprised of quality components and long been a standout for home wireless networking needs Apple’s focus has shifted significantly into far more lucrative hardware markets.

As lamented the AirPort’s demise may be it has long since served its purpose for Apple since the first release of its UFO shaped model way back in 1999.

One of the first proponents for affordable wireless networking Apple’s release of the AirPort was a targeted loss for the company to push the new standards that have since led to wide spread adoption. Similar in the case of Apple’s implementation of other standards such as USB, FIreWire and now Thunderbolt.

Source: RIP AirPort Base Stations: Why Apple is exiting the Wi-Fi router business | iMore

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