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MimUK
Apr 7, 2009, 05:23 AM
Its Tuesday and the apple store is down

GoCubsGo
Apr 7, 2009, 05:24 AM
It's Tuesday and nothing happened. Websites, even Apple's will go down from time to time for routine maintenance. It means nothing.

Tallest Skil
Apr 7, 2009, 05:25 AM
Kay.

iTunes variable pricing is up.

telepati
Apr 7, 2009, 05:27 AM
http://i40.tinypic.com/344a36e.jpg

I think ATI shipping starts today.. YEY!!

OllyW
Apr 7, 2009, 05:28 AM
Probably for the 2TB Time Capsule?

arkitect
Apr 7, 2009, 05:29 AM
It means nothing.

If you say so, who are we to argue?

For what its worth… UK store is down as well.

GoCubsGo
Apr 7, 2009, 05:30 AM
http://i40.tinypic.com/344a36e.jpg

I think ATI shipping starts today.. YEY!!

Awesome
166157

If you say so, who are we to argue?

For what its worth… UK store is down as well.

I don't think it's anything to get excited about, which in my opinion means nothing. This board is riddled with opinion that seems to outweigh facts, yours included in case you hadn't noticed.

iBlue
Apr 7, 2009, 05:31 AM
Sometimes I think they do this on purpose to wind people up. It works!

Only Apple can get away with sucking so badly that they can't do simple site maintenance/updates without taking their site down for hours. :p

myuserid08
Apr 7, 2009, 05:45 AM
So whats being updated in the Apple store?

OttawaGuy
Apr 7, 2009, 05:47 AM
Canadian store is down as well.

L0s7man
Apr 7, 2009, 05:48 AM
I just want matte 15" MBP. Is it to much to ask?

IS IT #*@#$#@?!?!

;-)

ZunePod
Apr 7, 2009, 05:49 AM
Could be XServe

macuser154
Apr 7, 2009, 05:53 AM
I'm guessing it's either the new XServe, or they are just doing maintenance.

ZunePod
Apr 7, 2009, 05:54 AM
I'm guessing it's either the new XServe, or they are just doing maintenance.

But if it was maintenance they would close the whole site?

Tallest Skil
Apr 7, 2009, 05:54 AM
But if it was maintenance they would close the whole site?

Yes, always.

Dunmail
Apr 7, 2009, 05:58 AM
Yes, always.

Why? If it was new content then if the site is properly configured it would just be a case of updating information on a database and the next request would get the new data. Even with different servers for each country it wouldn't be too difficult to synchronise. Could you imagine the BBC or CNN doing this to their site everytime a new story came along?

Tallest Skil
Apr 7, 2009, 05:59 AM
Why?

Publicity.

ildondeigiocchi
Apr 7, 2009, 06:02 AM
Possible updates?:apple:;):apple:

nerdish
Apr 7, 2009, 06:06 AM
Good Heavens!

This is a rumor site, can't we speculate without people jumping down out throats?

I think there will be a couple of new things or additions to the store, not sure what though.

arkitect
Apr 7, 2009, 06:10 AM
This is a rumor site, can't we speculate without people jumping down out throats?

Don't say things like that, your posts may get deleted…
;)

I think there will be a couple of new things or additions to the store, not sure what though.
You may well be right.

Ted13
Apr 7, 2009, 06:13 AM
Indeed, this is a rumor site, and the Apple Store being down is speculation heaven. That said, I agree that if the Apple Store being during a keynote or when the most of the Mac hardware line is being overhauled, it makes sense.

But just to add one new product? Seems to me it is either publicity, or Apple needs to redesign their store maintenance procedure.

In other news, I just got my Mac Pro shipping notice -- yeah, baby!

BigPrince
Apr 7, 2009, 06:13 AM
Any experienced Apple follower understands that this almost certainly means a change in the product line up.

unid
Apr 7, 2009, 06:33 AM
the joy of pure unadulterated speculation

20" ACD

aaquib
Apr 7, 2009, 06:44 AM
I predict an Xserve and nothing more.

twoodcc
Apr 7, 2009, 06:47 AM
is it still down?

EDIT: n/m, it's still down

Airforcekid
Apr 7, 2009, 06:48 AM
Wonder whats coming maybe just an small update?

dalvin200
Apr 7, 2009, 06:48 AM
is it still down?

uk store is still down yes...

i predict a riot... lol.. i guess like most folks, the latest rumours have been xserves and 2tb time capsules.. so nothing too exciting (for me anyways)

Icaras
Apr 7, 2009, 06:49 AM
the joy of pure unadulterated speculation

20" ACD

You will be my hero if that comes true. I'm really hoping Apple does not EOL the 20".

FrancoZ
Apr 7, 2009, 06:52 AM
probably 2tb time machine, maybe xserve?

twoodcc
Apr 7, 2009, 06:52 AM
uk store is still down yes...

i predict a riot... lol.. i guess like most folks, the latest rumours have been xserves and 2tb time capsules.. so nothing too exciting (for me anyways)

yeah, probably xserves and 2TB time capsules. but maybe that means 10.5.7 also?

sammich
Apr 7, 2009, 06:53 AM
30" LED Display. I can dream right?

dalvin200
Apr 7, 2009, 06:54 AM
yeah, probably xserves and 2TB time capsules. but maybe that means 10.5.7 also?

good point.. .it's also nearing release (so i last read)... so probably...

ZunePod
Apr 7, 2009, 06:54 AM
Why? If it was new content then if the site is properly configured it would just be a case of updating information on a database and the next request would get the new data. Even with different servers for each country it wouldn't be too difficult to synchronise. Could you imagine the BBC or CNN doing this to their site everytime a new story came along?

They use a completely different way of doing it.

Apple can' use this way because then they wouldn't be able to let you pay or anything.

Airforcekid
Apr 7, 2009, 06:56 AM
Probably for the 2TB Time Capsule?
Possible but unlikly.

twoodcc
Apr 7, 2009, 06:58 AM
i bet something is coming though. this is the usual time the store is down and something new is out

Airforcekid
Apr 7, 2009, 07:00 AM
Hate that picture but in a way I love it like christmas morning!

007bond
Apr 7, 2009, 07:03 AM
I just want the ati chip on the imac and I'm happy

ditzy
Apr 7, 2009, 07:08 AM
This feels rather unexpected, I wouldn't have thought that xserve and/or 2tb Time Capsule would be worth closing the store for. But if it was anything really news worthy there would have been a keynote.

commander.data
Apr 7, 2009, 07:18 AM
My favourite pipedream? Better GPU options for the Mac Pro. Perhaps discontinuing the GT120 and replacing it with a GT130 or HD4670 and giving a free one to existing users. Lowering the price of the 512MB HD4870 and adding a 1GB HD4890 or 1GB GTX285 high-end option and adding back a Quadro with the FX5800.

In more realistic speculation, I always thought today would be the Tuesday for 10.5.7. Not sure what hardware they could be releasing though.

bristleworm
Apr 7, 2009, 07:22 AM
The german store is down as well. Typically they go live again around UTC 12:30.

By the way variable pricing is not yet enabled in the german itms.

Airforcekid
Apr 7, 2009, 07:23 AM
By the way variable pricing is not yet enabled in the german itms.

Thats strange. Better come up soon!

fleshman03
Apr 7, 2009, 07:27 AM
1) New TC (Well not new, just spec bumped...)
2) New xServe
3) New iPhone?


4) ha 2 #3, but 1 & 2 seem plausible.

Airforcekid
Apr 7, 2009, 07:27 AM
Im not sure but did it always have 8 cores and xeon??
http://www.apple.com/xserve/technology/architecture.html

themoonisdown09
Apr 7, 2009, 07:28 AM
I bet it's the new iphones!!!!!!11!!!!!1!!!!

BG-Mac
Apr 7, 2009, 07:28 AM
The iTunes update yesterday was huge (70mb). I bet we see something new today.. :D

Airforcekid
Apr 7, 2009, 07:30 AM
I never check it so im not sure...

fleshman03
Apr 7, 2009, 07:34 AM
Im not sure but did it always have 8 cores and xeon??
http://www.apple.com/xserve/technology/architecture.html

Same. Here's Google's Cache from 4/3/09 (http://74.125.93.104/search?q=cache:_SB_LuM6XCkJ:www.apple.com/xserve/+http://www.apple.com/xserve/&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a)

entropy1980
Apr 7, 2009, 07:35 AM
New XServes it is!!!

darrenscerri
Apr 7, 2009, 07:38 AM
MacRumors News Topic here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=7421942)

r.j.s
Apr 7, 2009, 07:40 AM
SWEEETTT!!!!

New Xserves!!!!




*Rushes off to continue with my life.

fleshman03
Apr 7, 2009, 07:42 AM
Damn! It really looks like that is it. I really was hoping for something a little more...

themoonisdown09
Apr 7, 2009, 07:43 AM
No iPhones? :D

Airforcekid
Apr 7, 2009, 07:48 AM
I never check it so im not sure...
Wow that was a good gusse!