AirPort Express stock-outs at Apple and Best Buy stores may point towards a looming refresh. Besides, the expectations are high for a futuristic iPhone launch.
Apple Stores and some Best Buy outlets are ready to see some stock-outs of Apple’s AirPort Express. This comes amidst speculations of a trendy iPhone debut for the future. The two portals for the product are out of stocks and they are not saying when new shipments will arrive. The small Wi-Fi router is being kept in limited amounts.
It’s been a year since the AirPort Express was refreshed. The first time such a device came on the scene was the year 2004. Since then twice at four year intervals, it has been renewed in an act of generational fine-tuning. The latest featured a renovated design and dual-band 802.11n parity.
However, with the MacBook Airs coming to stores in the hot month of June, Apple Incorporated made room for supporting 802.11ac, which was a notch above 802.11n. In order to accommodate and facilitate the Wi-Fi standard procedure, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models were also produced. The entire Mac series is expected to feature 802.11ac. These include within their purview Haswell-based MacBook Pro models and a special Mac Pro that will arrive by the end of this year.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are purported to come on the scene sometime in the middle of September. The AirPort Express will have no part in this event whatever the rumor mill may say.