Apple could be planning on refreshing its $99 AirPort Express, according to a recent report from AppleInsider.

Though a constant supply of AirPort Express devices has been available in-store since the product was refreshed last year, the website observes that at multiple Apple Retail Stores and select Best Buy locations, the Wi-Fi base station is presently out of stock.

AirPort Express availability.

As such, AppleInsider envisages that a product refresh could be at hand. After all, at WWDC 2013 Apple introduced support for the faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi protocol with its revamped MacBook Air, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule models.

Apple is expected to announce its next-generation iDevices, and particularly an iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, at a Sept. 10 event. Perhaps we’ll also hear of an AirPort Express refresh on that date, too.

We’ll keep you updated with further information as we receive it.

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