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Rumor: Apple would be abandoning its AirPort baseline

THE Bloomberg brought this morning some rather bombastic news: according to some sources, Apple would be leaving your base line / wireless routers: AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule.

The vehicle heard that Apple had a few months ago dismantled the team responsible for these products, assigning them to other areas. Some, for example, are now working on Apple TV.

Despite the good history of Bloomberg and reporter Mark Gurman, who signs the story, the end of the line is still merely a rumor. All products continue to sell, including in Brazil: AirPort Express for $ 830, AirPort Extreme for $ 1,650, 2TB Time Capsule for $ 2,500 and 3TB Time Capsule for $ 3,300. In the United States, they cost $ 100, $ 200, $ 300, and $ 400 respectively.

If the news is actually made official by Apple, it's a great pity. While AirPorts were the best Wi-Fi routers on the market, far from it; but they were pretty cute / friendly, super easy to set up and a self-made accessory that made perfect sense to be offered by Ma. I think the line could even be wiped away (Express, especially, is totally abandoned nor IEEE 802.11ac, yet), but eliminated once and for all?