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Apple disbands AirPort wireless router team, reassigns engineers: Report

Apple currently sells three wireless routers: the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule. But don't expect an update, according to a new report.
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Written by Jake Smith, Contributing Writer on
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Over the past year, Apple has disbanded the team responsible for its lineup of three wireless routers, as its more profitable products come into focus, according to Bloomberg.

Apple has moved engineers to other product development groups, Bloomberg reported citing anonymous sources, including one involving the Apple TV.

Apple couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Apple currently sells three wireless routers, the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule (which also acts as a backup storage hard drive for Mac computers). Apple hasn't refreshed the lineup since 2013, lagging behind new network technology.

Google, meanwhile, is actively investing in wireless routers. In October, it released Google Wi-Fi, a mesh of home routers that boasts seamless coverage throughout the home.

By disbanding the AirPort team, it looks like Apple is going to leave the router market to Google and other major players.

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