Apple posts firmware update for AirPort, Time Capsule products

Apple posts firmware update for AirPort, Time Capsule products

There are two product lines I wish Apple would revive: computer monitors for us normal folks (sorry, Pro Display XDR, that’s not you) and its AirPort line. But the former is at least on life support as the tech giant has posted a security update of its AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule Base Stations dating back to 2007.

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Latest iOS 11.4 beta release seems to underscore the fate of Apple’s AirPort hardware line

Latest iOS 11.4 beta release seems to underscore the fate of Apple’s AirPort hardware line

Some of us kept hoping that Apple wasn’t abandoning its AirPort line, but this seems to be the case. As noted by AppleInsider, AirPort Express is no longer showing up in the Home app for users on the latest iOS 11.4 beta, “casting doubt that it will be updated to use as an AirPlay 2 target.”

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 5

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 5

This is the fifth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

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Apple garnered a lot of good will today (now about the AirPort product line)

Apple garnered a lot of good will today (now about the AirPort product line)

Apple gained itself an incredible amount of good will today by announcing: the 2013 Mac Pro wasn't expandable enough and that a more modular model is in the works, along with new Apple displays; new iMacs are coming this year, some with pro level capabilities; and that the Mac mini is staying in the line-up.

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Perhaps Apple’s AirPort Extreme features will appear in future Apple TVs, ‘Siri Speakers’

Perhaps Apple’s AirPort Extreme features will appear in future Apple TVs, ‘Siri Speakers’

I’m selfish. Not only do I want Apple to get back into the external computer display business and want the company make its own speakers for the Mac again, I also want the tech giant to stay in the router business. All of these items make staying in the Apple ecosystem a more enjoyable, cohesive experience. 

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Oh the irony: Apple ranks highest in overall satisfaction among wireless router makers

Oh the irony: Apple ranks highest in overall satisfaction among wireless router makers

Here’s some irony for you: now that Apple is apparently abandoning the AirPort Express, the AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule, the company ranks highest in overall satisfaction among wireless router manufacturers in a new study by J.P. Power.

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Apple reportedly discontinuing its AirPort Express, the AirPort Extreme, AirPort Time Capsule line

Apple reportedly discontinuing its AirPort Express, the AirPort Extreme, AirPort Time Capsule line

First, it was the Thunderbolt Display, now Apple is apparently abandoning the AirPort Express, the AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule. The Cupertino, California-based company has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers, in a move to try to sharpen the company's focus on consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue, Bloomberg reports.

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