Apple has been in the router business for a very long time. The AirPort and Time Capsule products have been loved by millions of people across the globe but if a new report is to be believed, perhaps they should stop looking forward to new iterations of those products. According to the report, Apple is actually going to exit the router business rather quietly.
Bloomberg reports that Apple has disbanded the hardware team responsible for the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule products. The employees have reportedly been reassigned to other projects within the company, projects like the Apple TV.
If this is true, it suggests that Apple is quietly making an exit from the router market as competition steadily grows. Companies like Google have launched really robust products in this space like the OnHub.
There has already been a lot of speculation about the future of Apple’s router business considering the fact that this product lineup was last updated back in 2013. That was long before companies like Google, Netgear, and Eero shook up the home Wi-Fi scene.
Apple hasn’t officially confirmed anything as yet so nothing can be said for sure about the future of its router business. It’s still selling these products which cost between $99 and $399. It’s unclear right now if and when an official announcement will be made or if Apple will keep us guessing for the foreseeable future.
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