According to a recent report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple will stop developing its AirPort wireless routers.
Apple has apparently been moving members if its AirPort team to other products over the last 12 months.
Exiting the router business could make Apple’s product ecosystem less sticky. Some features of the AirPort routers, including wireless music playback, require an Apple device like an iPhone or Mac computer. If the company no longer sells wireless routers, some may have a reason to use other phones and PCs.
Apple has not release a new AirPort router in the last three years and the company does not sell a massive amount of them compared to devices like the iPhone.
Source BloombergFiled Under: Apple