Apple is disbanding its router team, report says

An Apple AirPort Express.
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Apple has moved engineers off the development of wireless routers, sources told Bloomberg, just weeks after Google debuted a new wi-fi device.

Apple has slowly shut down the team behind its three AirPort routers over the past year, Bloomberg reported on Monday, whittling down the company's focus to products like Apple TV. Some features of the devices were only compatible with Apple products, which may have kept users from switching to Android or PCs, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported.

Routers were a very small portion of Apple's sales, Bloomberg reported, as lower-priced competitors like Netgear focused more heavily on keeping up with changing wireless standards.

In October, Google unveiled Google Wifi, which promises faster wireless service and parental controls, and is slated to ship in December.

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