Apple Releases AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.9.1

Apple today released AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.9.1 for AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac support.


According to a support document, the update addresses a number of security issues on the affected models.

The models covered by the update are the last generations of the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule, which were discontinued by Apple just over a year ago, although Apple continued to sell through its remaining stock for several more months.



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7 weeks ago
One of the best routers I’ve ever owned. Too bad Tim discontinued it because it wasn’t making enough profits for him.
Rating: 51 Votes
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7 weeks ago
Um Apple? I love you for supporting this wifi router for so long.
Rating: 31 Votes
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7 weeks ago
Too bad iOS devices can't directly backup to an airport time capsule. What a failure of an ecosystem.
Rating: 29 Votes
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7 weeks ago
Anyone know of any other company that discontinues a product and then releases a firmware or software update for that product 6 months or more later? Hats off to Apple! Many thanks!
Rating: 22 Votes
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7 weeks ago
One of the best products Apple has ever made, and Tim Cook's decision to drop it, is one of the dumbest decisions he has ever made; but it's early in the week.
Rating: 19 Votes
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7 weeks ago

Anyone know of any other company that discontinues a product and then releases a firmware or software update for that product 6 months or more later? Hats off to Apple! Many thanks!


Microsoft released a security patch for Windows XP just a few weeks ago...
Rating: 12 Votes
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7 weeks ago

One of the best routers I’ve ever owned. Too bad Tim discontinued it because it wasn’t making enough profits for him.


One of the best products Apple has ever made, and Tim Cook's decision to drop it, is one of the dumbest decisions he has ever made; but it's early in the week.


What makes you think Tim Cook had any personal involvement in the decision to drop these products? I get that people like to hate on Tim Cook, but you have no idea the reasons behind the decision to discontinue these products, or who initiated that conversation or signed off on it.
Rating: 9 Votes
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7 weeks ago

Anyone know of any other company that discontinues a product and then releases a firmware or software update for that product 6 months or more later? Hats off to Apple! Many thanks!


Lenovo. I have a Thinkpad T420 and a T430 that are still receiving firmware and driver updates. This isn’t a “thing” that Apple has a monopoly on.
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7 weeks ago
Surprised this did not add WPA3 support...
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Too bad iOS devices can't directly backup to an airport time capsule. What a failure of an ecosystem.


Agree! Not to mention, WHY CAN THE IOS FILES APP NOT ACCESS TIME CAPSULE?!
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7 weeks ago

Surprised this did not add WPA3 support...
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Agree! Not to mention, WHY CAN THE IOS FILES APP NOT ACCESS TIME CAPSULE?!


Install Documents by Readdle, it can access the Time Capsule (and any other SMB share) just fine. :)
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