ios 7 airport

In addition to Remote, Apple has posted an update for its AirPort Utility app this afternoon. The app is used to help users manage their Wi-Fi network and AirPort base stations, including Express, Extreme and Time Capsule.

For those unfamiliar with AirPort Utility, it offers a number of administration features like the ability to change network settings and security modes. The update isn’t a big one, but it’s worth note for people who use the app…

The lone item in today’s 1.3.3 update is ‘Adds 64-bit support.’ It’s not clear what benefit 64-bit support would add for an app like this one, but you would obviously need an A7 device to take advantage of it—iPhone 5s, iPad Air.

It’s interesting that Apple would choose to roll out such a menial update for AirPort Utility, while major iOS 7 updates for more popular apps like iBooks or Find My Friends have yet to hit the App Store. But hey, what do I know?

At any rate, if you’re interested, you can grab the latest version of AirPort utility in the App Store for free.

  • Chingiz Saidov


  • Chingiz Saidov

    This actually might help with the app

  • bleze

    Different teams/persons work on different apps. That’s why the order of releases might not make sense to you. It’s just the order they are completed in.

  • Jonathan

    What benefit will this give the app? I’m not too familiar with the benefits the 64 bit processor gives my phone. Maybe one of you can educate me.

    • Kip Beatty

      Probably nothing with this app. Apple is simply updating all of their apps to 64-bit for the new A7. With more processor intensive apps, the highly efficient instruction set of the 64-bit A7 makes for faster performance.

  • chumawumba

    Apple is lagging