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Apple May Be Bringing Back A Classic Internet Device
A new filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has come to light, revealing the news that Apple has been working on (and been granted approval for) a new network adapter. It may seem a bit odd, especially given that Apple discontinued its AirPort routers back in 2018, but the device appears to be running on iOS 15.5.
Apple has also filed for confidentiality of schematics, specifications, and photographs of the device that it wants to maintain for at least six more months, so consumers probably won't be seeing in-depth details for some time yet. What's known is that Apple is working on it, and that the details are going to be hush-hush until at least November 15, 2022.
However, one particular FCC testing report explains that the device will have an integral battery and contain two-gigabit ethernet ports, along with a USB-C connector, a USB-A port, and an antenna of some kind. It also will come with 32GB worth of internal storage and 1.5GB of RAM and can support IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi standard radio, Bluetooth radio, and NFC signals.