Apple Discontinues Its AirPort Wireless Routers

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(RTTNews.com) - Apple Inc. (AAPL is discontinuing its line of AirPort Wi-Fi routers after not updating the devices for about five years.

The routers let Macs, iPhones, iPads and products from other companies connect to the internet wirelessly. Apple had three versions -- the AirPort Extreme, which worked over greater distances, a cheaper and smaller unit called AirPort Express, and a version that could store files called the AirPort Time Capsule.

The company plans to sell the remaining inventory.

Many phone and cable companies provide Wi-Fi connections with their internet services. Netgear Inc. and D-Link Corp. also make wireless routers.

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