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Apple Stops Selling AirPort Wireless Routers

Apple Stops Selling AirPort Wireless Routers

Posted November 17, 2018 at 8:06pm by iClarified
Apple has removed listings for all its AirPort wireless routers from the online Apple Store.

Apple officially discontinued its AirPort lineup of routers including the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule back in April. At the time, the company said that they would be available while supplies last. It appears that supplies have now run out.

As a replacement, Apple has added the Linksys Velop Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System to its online store. You can purchase the Velop system with one, two, or three nodes for homes of varying sizes.
Prices on Apple's store are $179.95 for one, $299.95 for two, and $449.94 for three.

If you're looking for something cheaper, Amazon currently has the well reviewed Netgear Orbi Whole Home Mesh WiFi System with three nodes on sale for $246.17.

Apple Stops Selling AirPort Wireless Routers
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zetaprime - November 19, 2018 at 6:18pm
I’ve had an Airport Express for years and have several drives connected to it. I’ve been quite satisfied and can’t imagine why Apple would give up on a good product like that. I’ll keep my Airport till it stops working.
D4xM4Nx - November 18, 2018 at 10:39am
Not new, yet sad news unfortunately...
joshWUa. - November 17, 2018 at 8:13pm
Because they were garbage
joeyxxl - November 17, 2018 at 9:12pm
Naw they’re great! Have a TC and Express and they’ve been amazing for almost a decade!
Mister X
Mister X - November 18, 2018 at 12:16am
That’s because you don’t know about greater speeds (AC) and more range. The only good thing about their routers was the line out jack. Other than that, they were a complete waste of cash.
PaulieP - November 18, 2018 at 5:34am
You must not really know much about routers. They had one of the best router is on the market. They did do AC and more. It’s unfortunate That Apple is stepping out of the router business. They really had one of the best easiest routers to set up and it was really secure. Rarely ever needed to be restarted. RIP apple airport devices
Mister X
Mister X - November 18, 2018 at 11:33am
So for you a great router is one that doesn’t require a restart, it doesn’t matter that the range or options (like IPv6 and other features that are standard nowadays) in the firmware are extremely limited.. or if it barely has a working AC bandwidth with anything that isn’t an Apple device. Oh and I guess you’re completely fine with having obsolete hardware from 2013. Yep, typical Apple customer. Let me guess, the new iPad that’s like cardboard is also a great device, right?
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