Networking

Apple's reportedly had it with making wireless routers

It's closing up shop at the networking unit that makes the ​AirPo​rt Express, the ​Air​Port Extreme and the ​AirPort Time Capsule, according to Bloomberg.

Apple's Airport Express.

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Apple might be checking out of the wireless router business. If so, that would mean the end for a product line that hasn't been updated in three years.

According to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg, Apple has been working over the last year to shut down the internet networking division that manufactures the AirPort Express, the AirPort Extreme and the AirPort Time Capsule devices that help Apple users get online.

The engineers who worked on those products are being shifted to projects on other teams, according to the report.

Apple pulled the routers from its retail stores several months ago, and as of last week, some of the devices sported discounts online. As of right now, though, all three devices are for sale at full price.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.