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Apple's Online Store Goes Down Amid New iMac and iPad Rumors

Apple's online store has gone down this morning. The company typically takes the site down pending changes to its product lineup, so we may well see new product announcements later today.


Apple has several rumored products debuting soon, including a new affordable iPad, iPad mini 5, next-generation AirPods, and its long-delayed AirPower wireless charging mat.

At least some of these product announcements were expected to be made via press release during the company's March 25 "It's Showtime" event, which will reportedly be service-focused, but Apple could feasibly announce new products sooner.

Indeed, well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman recently suggested Apple could decide to announce new iMacs and iPads ahead of its upcoming media event in order to underline how much it intends to focus on news and video services.


We'll follow up on this development shortly when we learn more.



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23 weeks ago
New Watchbands only.
Rating: 13 Votes
23 weeks ago

Maybe new iPhone XR colours?

Why would we want that?
Rating: 8 Votes
23 weeks ago
is it going to be down for 7 days o_O
Rating: 7 Votes
23 weeks ago
I like these silent releases, without any fanfare. Please, surprise us!
Rating: 6 Votes
23 weeks ago
Damn you Apple, where's my new iMac ?
:mad:
Rating: 6 Votes
23 weeks ago
Mark my words:

- new iPad mini
- new iPad 9,7"
- new iPod
- new iMac
- updated AirPods (new case)
- AirPower (2017 edition)

Thank you
Rating: 6 Votes
23 weeks ago
Odd - I can understand apple taking the store down when there are actual launch events as it adds to the buildup. But,surely they can update products without taking down the whole store. Why bother closing down for a few updates?
Rating: 5 Votes
23 weeks ago

Is it really down though? I can access it just fine here in Europe. Might be the CDN still caching it...


If you "click" buy button, you will go to the "soon" page.
Rating: 5 Votes
23 weeks ago

I know there’s no real convenient time to disconnect the Apple store, but it must be annoying for those who are across the world who have different time zones want to make purchases, where it’s takes this long for it to be brought back online. One thing I would like to see Apple change in the future, is maybe how they implement their server take down where it’s minimal or something like Amazon, where it’s updated without having to have any interruption.

Pretty sure Apple takes down the store to generate hype as opposed to having some real technical justifications
Rating: 5 Votes
23 weeks ago
An early release of the updated AirPods would be nice, but feels a bit unlikely.
Rating: 5 Votes

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