At the end of April, Apple officially announced the termination of sales of routers, AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule. But cupertinos were not completely forget about these devices. Tonight the company released a software update AirPort Express.
Importantly, what came with the update is support for AirPlay 2. Thanks to this innovation now Apple router can broadcast music to multiple compatible speakers. For example, two HomePod. But cupertinos also made so that the AirPort Express has started to appear in the app “Home” in the iOS 12.
It should be noted that the first rumors about a possible appearance at AirPort Express support AirPlay 2 came a long time ago. For the first time about it it became known during testing iOS 11.4. Later hints were found in the test builds of iOS 12.
It is possible that the firmware has been made other, more minor changes. For example, cupertinos could pay attention to the safety and performance of the device.