Last month, Apple announced that it is ending the production of its AirPort Base Station lineup, and that they will be available at Apple’s retail stores and online while supplies last. Today, MacRumors has pointed out that AirPort base stations have sold out or disappeared entirely from Apple’s online and retail stores in some countries.
“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”.
In some European countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, the entire AirPort lineup is no longer listed at Apple’s online stores. Although it is quite possible that some of Apple’s retail stores in those countries still have inventory remaining.
Apple hadn’t refreshed the AirPort base stations in over six years before finally announcing their discontinuation. The AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule were last updated in 2013, whereas the AirPort Express was last updated in June 2012.
Apple will continue to provide service and parts for the current-generation base stations for up to five more years.