Apple dumps AirPort routers (CNET News)

Apple says it will stop making AirPort Base Station routers. Here’s what to do if you own one, and some alternatives to consider buying.

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31 thoughts on “Apple dumps AirPort routers (CNET News)

  • April 27, 2018 at 4:09 am

    I bet you that Apple doesn't even know why they are discounting their routers, of course it could be that NO one was buying them. Next they will discontinue that speaker thing that no is buying. Poor Apple, they just don't know what to do now that their stock keeps dropping.

  • April 27, 2018 at 4:12 am

    Tim Cook prefers Apple to make TV shows that will forgotten in a few months. He has lost the plot.

  • April 27, 2018 at 4:53 am

    What about AirPlay? I have used express to pipe audio thru my home. Is there an alternative other than an Apple TV

  • April 27, 2018 at 8:28 am

    They did this a couple of years ago why are you talking about this now?

  • April 27, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Can not understand you the loud background sound is distracting. Keep talking I am going.

  • April 27, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Routers are becoming more Enterprise Class. Apple is NOT an Enterprise Company… NEVER HAS BEEN, NEVER WILL BE.

  • April 27, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    There is no device like the time capsule out there, i bought mine like 6 years ago and it works flawlessly, it so functional that it bacame my local server in my business (design agency)

  • April 27, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Three or four Apple Extreme routers would make for a serious mesh network for a home or even a small business.

  • April 27, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you, Dan! Greetings from India

  • April 27, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Many years ago, the Harvard Business Review concluded that profitability correlates to market share. Apple can't have very much market share, probably < 10%, Apple is a cell phone company that dabbles in computers. Routers are not important to their success, and can't be very profitable considering the resources it consumes.

  • April 27, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Well they overpriced it and was never updated. End of story. Just get an AP from the guys who started WiFi in the first place, Cisco.

  • April 28, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Apple has also dumped a lot of customers. Face ID no thank you. Notches no thank you.

  • April 28, 2018 at 1:47 am

    the company that pushes for everything to be WIRELESS discontinues one of the most important wireless devices in your house…

  • April 28, 2018 at 2:53 am

    Ubiquiti networks kicks Apple’s arse in routers.

  • April 28, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    With this upsetting news I upgraded my 4th gen APE to a Google WiFi wireless router. So far so good…

  • April 28, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I just bought AirPort Extreme and AirPort Express routers but haven’t hook them yet now new routers are coming new. Should I rid them? Sad

  • April 29, 2018 at 1:03 am

    The most reliable, stable and clean looking user friendly routers are discontinued. Really sad.

  • April 30, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    My airport expresses used to be the best til I tried Plume. By FAR the best WiFi system I’ve had

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