Apple is officially killing its its line of AirPort wireless routers. New reports just came in which suggest that the company has decided to discontinue the AirPort routers entirely. There is no any further announcement on the future of the same line.
“We’re discontinuing the Apple AirPort base station products,” Apple told the publication. “They will be available through Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last.”
Furthermore, the report also suggests that the giant is discontinuing its AirPort, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule routers. For all the existing users of these AirPort routers, the giant will continue to send out bug fixes and other minor fixes faced by the users. And now, the company is selling off the AirPort routers which are remaining in the market.
The same move was expected a couple of year’s ago when Bloomberg reported the same in the year 2016. The company has already shown off various signs regarding discontinuity of these routers. They have also reduced the production of the routers a couple of year ago and finally, they have made up their own decision to discontinuing their entire AirPort Routers lineup.
If you can see any of the above mentioned Routers nearby your store on any online store, you can still grab it out. Online retailers will keep on selling the same until the stock is available. Well, the giant is not offering any discounts on the existing hardware, which is their own policy. You still have to pay the full amount of the router if it is still available there.
If we talk about the current pricing, the AirPort Express is available for $99, the AirPort Extreme costs $199, the 2TB model of the AirPort Time Capsule costs $299, and the 3TB version runs $399. Being an Apple products, the devices are offering great UI and packs with instant new features for the users. The AirPort routers are easy to setup and they function really well. The AirPort routers use pretty well technology which offers great User Interface.
On the other hand, according to various reports, the giant is reportedly planning to come up with new range of alternatives in the near future. The company is in talks with other third party routers to sell them off through their online stores. More people can explore other third party routers and can purchase them through Apple’s very own online store. Interestingly, third party routers will also be available through offline outlets.
More reports suggest that, the company doesn’t seem to be interested to come up with the new range of routers. However, we can still expect from the giant to launch new range of products to amaze the Apple fanboys around!