I have been sounding the alarms for months that Apple seemed poised to kill the beloved Airport Extreme, Express & Time Capsules. And it seem I was right as today it was reported that apple has disbanded the group in charge of the wireless networking team and transfered the staff to other products. This is a shame and I am mad about it.
I have been waiting for a 7th generation Airport Extreme since WWDC 2015 and with each passing event, I grew more worried that Apple has decided to abandon yet another product line to focus more and more and high margins product like the iPhone.
I am mad seriously the Airport Extreme is the best wifi router in the market and I am angry at the direction Apple is going. Killing perfectly good line of products for the sake of margins.
I guess Tim do not care about stickiness anymore. Hey at least we have AirPods oh yeah the new Apple announces products before they are even ready I guess we just have to settle for a $300 book.
If you want to buy an Airport Extreme while they still available get yours from Amazon here
Here are some of the alternatives I am considering to replaces yet another Apple product.
Orbi Home Wifi System by NETGEAR
Orbi by NETGEAR is the simplest and smartest way to enjoy high-speed WiFi in every corner of your home. The Orbi WiFi system easily covers 4,000 square feet of your home with strong WiFi signals. Because Orbi uses Tri-Band WiFi, your Internet runs at max speeds no matter how many devices connect. Enjoy better WiFi. Everywhere .
eero is the world’s best-reviewed Whole Home WiFi System that replaces your wireless router and any range extenders. No more dead zones. Now with Alexa Skills. Three eeros cover the typical home - we recommend one eero for every 1,000 sq. ft. Start with three and add as many as you need. eero stays new and gets better with regular software updates. With TrueMesh™ technology, eero is the most advanced WiFi system on the market.
Luma Home WiFi System
Luma redefines home WiFi with the first intelligent WiFi system offering unparalleled speed, security and control. Luma’s Surround WiFi system covers every inch of your home so you can forget about buffering and dead zones. Luma provides next-generation content controls to ensure your children can only access appropriate websites.Luma is just as simple to set up as it is to use. Plug it in, download the app, and it works in minutes. From there, the devices adapt to your home and automatically fine-tune their signal in real time to always offer peak performance and speed.
Google NLS-1304-25 Wi-Fi system Router
Enjoy a fast signal in every room, on every device. Google Wi-Fi is a new type of connected system that replaces your router for seamless coverage throughout your home.
AmpliFi HD (High-Density) Home Wi-Fi System
The AmpliFi HD (High-Density) Home Wi-Fi System includes a Router and two Mesh Points for Wi‑Fi coverage throughout your home. The AmpliFi HD system delivers maximum throughput to meet your streaming and gaming demands with lag-free performance. The Router features an innovative and simple design with an intuitive touchscreen display. The Mesh Points provide enhanced coverage to eliminate dead spots in your home. A mobile app is available for iOS and Android platforms for instant setup and