All Apple Stores Down!

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  1. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Australian Apple store down. Normally Tuesday evenings is when we see updates, Sunday nights are maintenance. So it might be something of note...
     
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    That was up 2 minutes ago...mmm maybe this is something to stir up CES

    US down

    The timing could be to prepare for next week but then why not wait until the weekend to do that testing. Very curious to see if they through something out there for the CES news cycle.
     
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    Hope this means iPhones in Aus :D

    EDIT: or new products... a week before MWSF?
     
  5. TheChillPill macrumors regular

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    US and UK both offline - I was half way through a purchase too :(
     
  6. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    This could become a traditional piss all over the CES fire and then come Macworld piss all over it some more - although I think Gates did a good enough job on his own this year.

    Have a coffee, have some lunch and then check back at 2 pm UK time - that's when the new products will be up - probably MacPro and MacBook Pro revisions.
     
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    Updates to the less exciting and less consumer oriented products (Mac Pro, XServe etc) to free up space in the MacWorld keynote for exciting consumer stuff.
     
  9. aswitcher thread starter macrumors 603

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    Maybe MacWorld has come early ;)

    Maybe they will release the rumoured new Apple boombox for CES ;)
     
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    They will probably get some minor updates out of the way so they can concentrate on the major ones coming up in Macworld! Then again maybe they'll just release the big ones now and macworld will just be Stevey having a coffee (starbucks?) on stage and chatting to the audience about their holidays!
     
  11. connect macrumors newbie

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    update

    Hopefully they'll update both the iMac and Apple TV as I'm going to buy tomorrow!! :D ;)
     
  12. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Anything new is cool, not getting excited though.
     
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    most likely the usual suspects for silent upgrades, like mac mini and xserve ...

    i suspect they want to make a bigger deal out of mac pro updates (which are long overdue)
     
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    I see AppleTV being to big for a silent upgrade. I think they will need it for the rumoured media links.
     
  15. connect macrumors newbie

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    updates

    Probably earphones with 0.5mm extra length, oh, and in red and black. :eek:
     
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    All over Europe, so this isn't an iPhone thing.

    Many predicted the Mac Pro as a silent update a week before or after Mac World. Here it comes!
     
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    Ditto. I always find it strange why it takes an hour plus for these updates. I am sure its a big deal but still it seems like a long time.
     
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    Wonder why this thread isn't updating on the spy thread :confused:
     
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    get those mac pro's outta the door so they can talk up consumer stuff at macworld!
     
  22. TBi macrumors 68030

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    I'd say they use the time to test the site to make sure the updates all work fine, that every link is pointing where it should and that any new code does that its supposed to. Also maybe for last minute spell checking.

    Also it gives them time to fix things if something goes wrong with the update. People make mistakes when rushed but when you know you have a whole hour to do it then you won't rush as much and have better results.
     
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    Oh no. You'd say it's new Mac Pros in a silent update. You would! Wouldn't you? I am sure you would.

    COME ON MAC PRO
     
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    Or, they know how it drives the fans wild.

    excellent marketing strategy.
     
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