Apple Announces the End of the Airport Wireless Router Line

Back in November 2016, we reported that Apple would no longer develop it Airport Wireless Router Line (read our report here), but would continue to sell those products in the Apple Retail Stores and on the Apple web site.

Apple Airport Product Line


Apple last updated the Airport Express in 2012, while the larger Airport Extreme and Time Capsule products were last updated in 2013.

Apple has now announced that it has officially discontinuing the entire Airport Wireless Router Line, although sales of the product will continue while supplies last.

Apple has already started selling the Linksys VELOP Mesh router system (read our review here), on and in Apple retail stores, but there are certainly many other options available.  For additional router suggestions, check out some of our other router reviews here.

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For those of you who need to decide what router will work best with your Apple products, Apple has prepared a support document called, “Choosing a Wi-Fi router to use with Apple devices”, with some suggestions and you can find it here.

Given the official end of the Airport router product line, Apple Tech Talk will remove the router options from the Apple Tech Talk Marketplace.

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