Apple’s own Wi-Fi routers are now getting quite old, but continue to be sold in the store. Now Apple takes for the first time since 2013 a current system on offer. Not from own production, but a mesh system from Linksys. The future of AirPort products remains unclear.
According to Apple, AirPort products continue to enjoy great popularity, despite the fact that they were last fitted with new hardware in 2012 and 2013. Two years ago, speculation arose, Apple has disbanded the entire router and backup system development team and distributed it to other departments, with new versions of AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule having Apple ke in interest and would drain the systems. And indeed, no hardware update has been done for years. The assumptions seem to be correct, the company does not comment on the future of the devices. After all, Apple continues to close critical vulnerabilities in its wireless routers.
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Now, the Apple Store’s Linksys Velos Wi-Fi module system offers up-to-date technology, even if it is not from Apple itself. The devices are available in a 2 or 3 pack for 299.95 €, or 429.95 €. Each of the WLAN modules extends its own network by 185 square meters via the mesh technology. The devices are set up via the Linksys app. They have a child protection feature and can prioritize devices that need higher speeds. The manufacturer gives an additional three-year warranty on its modules.
Developer: Linksys LLC