Apple announced today that it's getting out of a particular market.
Apple has said that it's discontinuing its AirPort Wi-Fi routers. This includes both the AirPort and Time Capsule devices. The Cupertino firm has committed to providing hardware and software support for existing models, but the products will only be around "while supplies last."
One thing that Apple didn't touch on was the reason why it's decided to discontinue its AirPort Wi-Fi routers. It did say that it would consider making Wi-Fi routers again if it feels like it can make a significant contribution to the market.
The AirPort line of routers has been around since 1999, but Apple hasn't done much with it in recent years. Considering that we haven't seen any new Apple routers in years, or really any meaningful announcement related to a Wi-Fi router, it's not too surprising that the company has finally decided to bow out from the router market. The good news for fans of the devices is that at least their existing routers will continue to get security patches, meaning that they should be able to continue using them for the forseeable future.
Have you ever owned an Apple AirPort router?