Apple has quietly disbanded its AirPort wireless router team and dispersed the group to other parts of the organisation. This essentially means that Cupertino has stopped production of the AirPort range of routers as it looks to focus on the products that are generating revenue.
There’s no official statement from Apple about the state of its wireless router business, and everything we currently know comes from a report by Bloomberg. However, the news fits with the trend from Apple which has been shedding products as it tries to maintain profits. The company revealed that it has stopped making monitors during the recent MacBook announcement event.
Revenue from the “other products” section – which includes the Airports, Apple Watch, and Apple TV – only generated 5-percent of the total sales for Apple’s 2016 financial year. It is conceivable that the cost keeping the wireless routers updated was beginning to outstrip the amount of money they were making.