Apple just did what it should have done a long time ago, since it chose not to keep the line up to date: it’s killing all AirPorts.
In a statement sent to Tom’s Guide, Apple confirmed today that it is officially discontinuing the AirPort Express, The AirPort Extreme and the AirPorts Time Capsule.
The first strong indication that this was going to happen came in mid-January, when she started selling a Linksys solution in her stores – but in fact this was already seen as a possibility since the end of 2016.
Going back to the first sentence of the post, it’s really a great shame that Apple is jumping out of that boat. On the other hand, she had to do something; AirPort Express was one that had no sense yet to be on sale, since it was launched in June 2012 and was still 802.11n. The two others were already 802.11ac, but they also came with no hardware changes for almost five years – which, in technology, is an eternity.
Apple said consumers would still be able to find products for sale both online and in physical stores, but only while stocks last. As they were officially discontinued today, it should still continue to support and release some software / security updates for them for a few years.
The very first AirPort base [acima] was launched by Apple in July 1999.