Apple announced in late April that had discontinued its lineup of AirPort base stations. The AirPorts are finally beginning to disappear from shelves. And once they’re gone, they’re gone.
The affected devices include the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and both models of AirPort Time Capsule. Apple had stated the routers would only be available until supplies were depleted, so this isn’t a huge surprise.
The first casualty is the AirPort Extreme, now listed as “sold out” on Apple’s online store in the United States, and unavailable for pickup at Apple’s retail stores across the country. The base station remains available in limited quantities in select other countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, and Singapore.
AirPort Express and AirPort Time Capsule models remain in stock on Apple’s online store in the United States, and select other countries, but they will eventually sell out too as inventory continues to dwindle.
The entire AirPort lineup is no longer listed on the Apple online store in several European locales, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Prior to their announcement, Apple hadn’t update the entire lineup of AirPort devices for five to six years. The AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule were last in 2013, while the AirPort Express was last saw an update in June 2012.
If you do grab an AirPort before they are completely gone, you won’t need to worry about being left out in the cold support-wise, as Apple will be providing service and parts for them for up to five more years.