UK Store Down

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  1. engelhart macrumors member

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    UK store just gone down, updates on way.

    Simon
     
  2. Willy S macrumors 6502

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    For how long is the store usually down when they are updating?
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Anything between 5 minutes and a couple of hours, depending on the number of changes, but the UK usually goes down first and comes back up last...
     
  4. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    iBooks? isn't that what everyone is talking about?
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    What's going to be the reaction if the update is striped iPod Socks or something?

    (At this writing, all European stores are down, all others are open.)
    (Asia and Australia are down.)
    (USAia and Canadia are still up.)
     
  6. MattG macrumors 68040

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    :mad:
     
  7. flaith macrumors newbie

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    crankyness from those who are waiting and smugness from ppl like me who purchased!!
     
  8. weg macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, I don't see why the number of changes should make a difference. If the store admins are not complete computer agnostics, they'll have prepared and tested the updates before they transfer them onto the operational system. Technically, I don't see a reason for shutting the store down, at all (a back up system could take the load until the primary system is up again).
     
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  10. liketom macrumors 601

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    i love it when the store goes down for an update lol

    only to find the ipod socks get an update lol

    i'm wishing the mac mini's get there update !! as i'm ready to order one today to replace my one
     
  11. hansen macrumors regular

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    First, even though it's tested in a testing environment, you would want to test again in production (if you are not complete computer agnostic :) )

    Second, an update might also involve database updates (e.g. the item master, hopefully) - not just web page updates. It needs a more than a little thought to keep data and web pages consistent when you are doing a major update while on-line.
     
  12. weg macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed, if it was such a groundbreaking update like striped iPod socks, Steve Jobs would wait until the next Mac Expo or WWDC to announce this :D I think it will be something minor, like all new iPod earphones..
     
  13. witness macrumors 6502

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    I find it strange that they have to shutdown the store too, perhaps it's a limitation of web objects?
     
  14. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Did that actually happen?
     
  15. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I can still access the U.S store ...

    However, I think this is it, because the European stores usually go down before the U.S store when there's an update.
     
  16. liketom macrumors 601

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    i think we are just about to find out .........
     
  17. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Aus down.

    USA still up...only a matter of time now (we hope :rolleyes: )...
     
  18. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Shuffle socks are waaaaaaaaay overdue.
     
  19. nihilisticmonk macrumors 6502

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    Aaaaaaand USA is down as well now.....

    Bring on the new I-books and Minis! :D

    oh...and some shuffle socks as well :p
     
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  21. engelhart thread starter macrumors member

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    The minis were shifted to 2 day shipping this morning from 7-10 days, the ibooks were still at 7.

    Mini updates today and ibooks next week is my guess.

    Simon
     
  22. spacefreak4 macrumors member

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    I still can get the US store.... Hold your horses everybody...
     
  23. nihilisticmonk macrumors 6502

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    US Store is back up....and I see no difference :confused:

    Looks like we're jumping the gun again on this one....nothing to see here, move along..... :(
     
  24. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Weird, it's still up for me.
     
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