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If you want an AirPort, you’d better act fast


AirPort Extreme
The AirPort Extreme is sold out forever.
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The death of the AirPort is officially here. And your chance to get one of Apple’s routers may have already passed.

Supplies of Apple’s doomed AirPort lineup are starting to twindle across the globe and the company says it has no plans to ever make new ones again.

Apple revealed last month that it is discontinuing the router lineup. It looks like the AirPort Extreme is the first victim to fall. MacRumors spotted that Apple’s online store currently shows that all AirPort Extreme units are now sold out.

You can still get Apple’s cheapest router, the AirPort Express. Supplies of the AirPort Time Capsule are also stocked across the U.S. Some of Apple’s biggest markets in the E.U. Listings on the online store have been taken down in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.

Supplies of the other two AirPort routers will dwindle down to zero eventually. Apple hasn’t said how many units it still has on hand, but the last ones could be sold off in just a matter of weeks or sooner.

Instead of making its own routers, Apple is now selling competitors’ mesh routers at its physical and online stores.


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