17 Facts About Apple AirPort


The remaining inventory was sold off, and Apple AirPort later retailed routers from Linksys, Netgear, and Eero in Apple AirPort retail stores.

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Apple AirPort debuted in 1999, as "one more thing" at Macworld New York, with Steve Jobs picking up an iBook supposedly to give the cameraman a better shot as he surfed the Web.

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The AirPort card was later added as an option for almost all of Apple's product line, including PowerBooks, eMacs, iMacs, and Power Macs.

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In 2004, Apple released the AirPort Express base station as a "Swiss Army knife" multifunction product.

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In March 2008, Apple released an updated AirPort Express Base Station with 802.

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In March 2009, Apple unveiled AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule products with simultaneous dual-band 802.

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In 2011, Apple unveiled an updated AirPort Extreme base station, referred to as AirPort Extreme 802.

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Apple's software drivers for AirPort Extreme supported some Broadcom and Atheros-based PCI Wireless adapters when fitted to Power Mac computers.

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In 2018, Apple formally discontinued all of its AirPort products, exiting the router market.

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The performance of USB hard drives attached to an Apple AirPort Extreme is slower than if the drive were connected directly to a computer.

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Apple AirPort Express is a simplified and compact Apple AirPort Extreme base station.

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Apple AirPort Express functions as a wireless access point when connected to an Ethernet network.

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In June 2011, Apple AirPort unveiled the updated Time Capsule with a higher capacity 2 TB and 3 TB.

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Apple AirPort continued to be an option, either installed at purchase or later, on the Power Mac G5 and the Mac Pro.

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In early 2007, Apple announced that most Intel Core 2 Duo-based Macs, which had been shipping since November 2006, already included AirPort Extreme cards compatible with the draft-802.

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The cards in the Mac Pro and Apple AirPort TV have two antenna connectors and support a 2 × 2 configuration.

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Caveat of the use of Apple AirPort Disk is that the AFP port 548 is reserved for the service, which then does not allow for simultaneous use of port forwarding to provide AFP services to external users.

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