Apple rumored to drop wireless router development

Apple drops out of wireless router game, sources say.

@seanridgeley
Published Mon, Nov 21 2016 9:43 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

After slowly moving employees to other areas of the company, Apple has now dropped its wireless router development division entirely, sources are saying. The company declined to comment on the matter.

Apple rumored to drop wireless router development | TweakTown.com

Apple's wireless router lineup includes the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule, which sell for $99, $199, and $299, respectively. All are said to have lagged behind other top router manufacturers in the adoption of new standards.

Combined with Apple Watch and Apple TV sales, the wireless router lineup generated $11.1 billion and 5 percent of sales for Apple in fiscal 2016.

NEWS SOURCE:bloomberg.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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