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Apr 12, 2001

Just ahead of when Apple plans to release new 2018 iPhones, the company has quietly updated its AirPort Utility app to introduce support for the longer display of the iPhone X.

AirPort Utility is one of the last remaining Apple apps that have gone for months without an iPhone X update.


For those unfamiliar with the app, it is designed to allow AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule owners to manage their devices.

Apple has discontinued development on all of these products, but has pledged to continue to support them for the next several years. Today's app update follows a major firmware update for the AirPort Express that introduced support for AirPlay 2.

Article Link: Apple's AirPort Utility App Finally Gains Support for iPhone X Display


macrumors G4
Jun 27, 2007
Central U.S.
Between this and the AirPlay 2 update the other day, I'm hoping that Apple has a WiFi hardware surprise in store for us next week. Probably not, but it warms my heart to think about it, lol.

I switched to Eero mesh. It's as close to an Apple product as you'd ever want.
I'm going to upgrade to this once an 802.11ax version comes out. I've got gigabit at my house now so I'm going to need something faster for full-home coverage if it's going to last me another 6 years or so with future internet upgrades on DOCSIS 3.1. For now I'm only paying for 500Mbps until I have newer hardware.


macrumors 68000
Feb 23, 2017
Yes, very nice but I want a firmware update! It’s been almost a year damn it! I want my update fix!
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macrumors regular
Sep 18, 2005
Eero. Google. Orbi?

I currently have a time capsule, airport express, and older AirPort Extreme.

I feel like the range for my time capsule isn’t great. I sometimes get packloss and latenency in my bedroom with the time capsule just down the hall... but I get super signal in my back year with the old extreme in my kitchen.

I’d like to move on from these but don’t know what WiFi system to buy next.


macrumors member
Sep 16, 2015
Yes, very nice but I want a firmware update! It’s been almost a year damn it! I want my update fix!
I recently acquired a 5th gen AirPort Extreme to use as a gigabit switch. I was most excited to find there was a firmware update for it!!


macrumors 68020
Jun 30, 2007
Yep, we switched away from Apple for networking this year after Apple cancelled all their networking products. Never had any other wireless gear except Airports since Apple's first release. So long Apple.

Won't be switching back even if Apple releases some new hardware. Apple has no loyalty to me as a user, I have no loyalty to Apple. They left me.
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macrumors G4
Aug 10, 2007
I'm a rolling stone.
Why update if there's nothing new on the Horizon.....:confused:

As for gear, IO use Ubiquiti, outstanding stuff, although not for the average joe, except maybe their amplifi line.

Try Google Wifi. It's almost a clone. Minus the audio jack/Airplay.

I don't trust them at all, one day someone will find out some kind of backdoor spying done by Google to get more add revenue.
*I block all Google services.
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macrumors G4
Sep 15, 2011
Vilano Beach, FL
Funny, I haven't used this iOS app for months, but did yesterday, after which I thought, "Come on Apple, really? Not updated for my iPX?"

Missed it by a day :D

Side note: I had a 6th Gen AirPort Extreme downstairs as an extender, main router was a 5th Gen, but I recently picked up a [another] mint 6th Gen for a steal. Used the iOS app to set it up, wow, very cool, plugged in, reset, connected to it, opened Airport Utility, prompted: "Extend your network"? no, "Replace an Airport?", well holy smokes, yes, exactly that - authenticated, showed a graphic of the two routers, at one point, "Please move cables from here to here", rebooted, done.

Very cool, and I've got pretty extensive networking experience, but did I appreciate not having to spend any additional cycles in a setup screen, etc., just basically 10 minutes and the whole network was back up exactly as before.
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macrumors 68040
Mar 27, 2004
Eastern USA
11th hour update for new-model phone app to support legacy hardware. Weird. I guess a bunch of us still have Apple networking. Aging products but I like utility’s UI.
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macrumors 6502
Apr 3, 2014
STILL waiting for AirPlay 2 on the Gen 1 802.11n Airport Express!

Not to mention STILL no way to access a Time Capsule file share via iOS!!! Sad when Apple does not support its OWN PRODUCTS! :(


macrumors newbie
Jul 28, 2013
I've got gigabit at my house now so I'm going to need something faster for full-home coverage if it's going to last me another 6 years or so with future internet upgrades on DOCSIS 3.1.

Dude, I'm sorry, but give me a break! Please show me some INTERNAL network transfers where you're coming anywhere close gigabit speeds. 802.11ac has speeds of 1.3 Gbps and I seriously doubt you're anywhere close maxing that out.


macrumors 6502
Apr 26, 2015
I thought Apple said all airplay 1 devices are compatible with 2?

That's untrue. Not all Airplay devices can support Airplay 2 - it depends on their hardware specifications. This has been the case since the beginning and a very quick search will confirm this.
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