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Apple Discontinues Its Airport WiFi Routers

As Wi-Fi becomes an easily available commodity in an era of connected devices, Apple has decided to officially discontinue its "AirPort" Wi-Fi routers, the media reported

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As Wi-Fi becomes an easily available commodity in an era of connected devices, Apple has decided to officially discontinue its “AirPort” Wi-Fi routers, the media reported.

The Cupertino-based tech giant will continue to provide hardware and software support, but the devices like “AirPort Express”, “AirPort Extreme” and “AirPort Time Capsule” will only be available “while supplies last.”

“We’re discontinuing the Apple ‘AirPort base station’ products. They will be available through Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last,” Engadget reported on Thursday, quoting an Apple spokesperson.

Apple introduced its AirPort line of products in 1999.

The company will provide service and parts for current generation “AirPort base stations” for the next five years.

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Apple’s “AirPort base stations” provided benefits unavailable through third-party options like built-in “Time Machine backup support” in the “Time Capsule” and “AirPlay” functionality for the “AirPort Express,” the report added.

Apple had shuttered the “AirPort” unit when it began selling “third-party routers” in January and offered the “Linksys Velop Mesh Wi-Fi System.”

“However, no price drops on the products have officially been implemented by the iPhone-maker as of now,” said a report in MacRumors.  IANS

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Apple Reselling iPhone SE Devices in US

The device was originally released in March 2016

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Apple is reselling iPhone SE devices in the US from clearance stores just four months after declaring discontinuation of its sale, media reports said.

As part of the sale, the company is offering the 32GB and 128GB storage variants of iPhone SE for $249 and $299, respectively. Prior to being pulled off, it was available with for $349 and $449, respectively.

“These are brand new, unopened, and unlocked models with unchanged tech specs, including a 4-inch retina display, A9 chip, touch ID, and 12-MP rear camera,” MacRumors reported on Sunday.

The device has been popular among users of smaller smartphones and those who preferred the iPhone 5-like design.

However, famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo raised doubts on the possibility of a new iPhone SE but in July 2018 a research firm claimed that the company has abandoned its plans for a new iPhone SE, the report said.

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A customer is entering the Apple store in Fairfax, Virginia. VOA

Apple had also lowered its revenue guidance with the previous quarter ending with fewer upgrades than anticipated giving rise to speculations hinting that the company is doing everything it can to boost iPhone sales.

“It’s unclear why Apple is selling the iPhone SE again, but it would appear to be clearing out stock,” the report added.

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There has been no word from the iPhone-maker as of now about whether or not iPhone SE would be made available for resale in other countries.

The device was originally released in March 2016.  (IANS)