Online Apple store is down ...

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  1. neut macrumors 68000

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    Online Apple store is down ... it's 12:50pm MST.

    Is anything expected to be released today?


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  2. hob macrumors 68020

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    Damn, you're a minute faster than me!!

    It couldn't be panther could it?! Or the long-awaited PowerMac update... if it is... I'm buying some stuff!!
     
  3. neut thread starter macrumors 68000

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    :D

    i waited a bit to see if this was being posted elsewhere ... wasn't sure how widespread it was. guess worldwide sites are down. :)

    now i have to stay up ... what could it be?


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  4. hob macrumors 68020

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    I also have to stay up... though it's 8am, which kinda helps... on the other hand, I've not slept yet...

    What indeed could it be? :confused:

    If it's a Power Mac update, I'll admit I've slipped into the Twilight Zone where everything I want to happen magically happens....!
     
  5. neut thread starter macrumors 68000

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    possibly the eMac update or the memory boost to the power macs.

    unsure though ... :confused:


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  6. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    Not wishing to be depressing but it probably is regular maintenance. Not too many people online at 8am Sunday morning (in the UK). And who releases new products on a Sunday? :p
     
  7. hob macrumors 68020

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    Oh yeah the new eMacs/iMacs - I've never known them do something on a sunday morning though....A VERY odd time to be doing stuff!!
     
  8. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Received this message trying to visit the US Apple Store.

    Code:
    Your browser sent a message this server could not understand.
     
  9. neut thread starter macrumors 68000

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    possible ... not as exciting as a product release though. :p

    i should be in bed; need to get up early ... can't sleep now. :rolleyes:


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  10. hob macrumors 68020

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    And why indeed are we awake at this hour?! Can't sleep either now... :(
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    My girlfriend claims I actually squealed when I read this! :eek:
    BTW The Australian store's down too. :)
     
  12. neut thread starter macrumors 68000

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    woo-hoo!

    would they really pull down every store to do maintenance?


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  13. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    It says it will be back within the hour and I don't think Apple would release something on Sunday night (west coast time). So I think this is just maintenance. I wouldn't get too excited.
     
  14. Platform macrumors 68030

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    This is looking good :D

    Hope that there will be some nice updates :rolleyes:

    new iMac's, PowerMac's or even Tiger :eek:

    I hope that it is one of those and not just the 512MB RAM accross the board. But if the PM's or the iMac's will be updated they have to get 512MB RAM as standard ;)
     
  15. hob macrumors 68020

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    Shall we play "Who can guess the update"?

    I guess new iMacs/eMacs and Power Macs all with 512MB RAM, and Tiger in less than a month...? :rolleyes:
     
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    I predict just what you said now :p
     
  17. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I don't think that its any kind of updates. Usually when apple releases a new product and updates the site, the site isn't down during the keynote :p They don't actually have to close down the site while their doing it. All of the new pages just replace the old ones.
     
  18. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    I doubt it's just maintenance if all the worldwide sites are down. I'm going to predict pre-orders for Tiger, with a slight chance of eMac and iMac updates.
     
  19. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Well all the updates that I know of has come after the apple store has been down.
     
  20. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Has anyone ever tried to call one of the numbers on the page that comes up when the store's down? Maybe the telesales team can tell us what's happening? I'm not near a phone, otherwise I'd try.
     
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    Not true, I can remember seeing this temp page several times before major changes
     
  22. hob macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it's safe to say this page always comes up before an update...
     
  23. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    It is only down for maintenance - Apple usually do over the weekend at the night US time, I expect that it is preparation for Tiger that is due to be announced at the beginning of April - well if thinksecret is right anyway.
     
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    I really hope you're wrong but I've got this sinking feeling that you're not. :(

    Unless Steve is surprising us with 3GHz machines so that we're all more forgiving in June. :rolleyes:
     
  25. le_coc macrumors member

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    you know for sure? cause my feeling agrees with you, but I hope not....
    I hope updated products.....
     

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