Better yet, since Apple maintains a commitment to privacy, should it refocus its attention on the Apple AirPort Extreme and the Apple Time Capsule? Perhaps create one of both with privacy as it top priority? For example, create them with a built-in VPN connection that connects to VPN servers it controls.
With mesh wifi networks being all the rage in home networking I'm hoping Apple focuses on developing that technology rather than renewing commitments to old technology. Then again, if they could make some new products that incorporate the features of their existing stuff (i.e. local backup) that would be just perfect for me.