The Top 10 Best-Selling Access Points By Brand


5. Apple

When most people think "Apple," it's the iPhone or iPad that first comes to mind. But the tech giant also touts some impressive APs, and claimed the No. 5 spot on NPD's list.

Apple, which accounted for 3.7 percent of the total AP units shipped last year, recently refreshed its flagship AirPort Extreme AP. And what makes it stand out, like most Apple devices, is its design. The new AirPort is only 3.85 inches wide, giving it a 64 percent smaller footprint than the prior-generation version. It's also taller than its predecessor, a detail Apple says creates a higher platform for dispersing a signal, along with an overall better performance.