airport_utility_iconApple today released new firmware updates for its Wi-Fi base stations, including the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule. The 7.7.8 update is available for 802.11ac base stations, while the 7.6.8 update is available for 802.11n base stations.

According to Apple’s release notes, the update fixes an issue that caused AirPort base stations from appearing in the AirPort Utility when Back to My Mac is enabled. The firmware updates can be installed using the AirPort Utility app for iOS or OS X.

Apple has reportedly stopped development on its AirPort wireless routers, with no new AirPort products planned for release, but the company will continue to offer bug fixes and updates in the near future.

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zorinlynx Avatar
96 months ago
Is the Airport really being discontinued? Apple is definitely still selling them, and they haven't made an official announcement, just some third party news that some people were laid off.

It could just be restructuring, hopefully? Maybe I'm overly hopeful, but it just seems odd that Apple is still selling, with plenty of stock available, these products if they don't want to anymore.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stiligFox Avatar
96 months ago
I still wonder if they aren't planning to combine AirPort and AppleTV into one product.

Would certainly help further the HomeKit initiative.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jerry16 Avatar
96 months ago
What other company still issues firmware updates after ceasing development of a product? You have to at least give them credit for that much.

Hope to see a router bundled into another product in the future.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
casperes1996 Avatar
96 months ago
I wish we'd get new AirPorts... Glad they're still receiving some attention though.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yiasou Avatar
96 months ago
Apple has now stopped development on its AirPort wireless routers, with no new AirPort products planned for release, but the company will continue to offer bug fixes and updates in the near future.
When did Apple officially announce this? This is not a true statement.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pat500000 Avatar
96 months ago
and I thought Airport was being discontinued. But of course, it's a software.

Btw: I'll take this as positive article.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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