Apple Online Store Going Down for 'Maintenance' Tomorrow Morning Ahead of Rumored Product Updates

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  1. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Same reason why a company worth billions of dollars with some of the best tech people in the world, needs to take down a whole website for a couple of hours just to add a few new items.
     
  2. Kyle Melby macrumors newbie

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    2016 12inch MacBook.
     
  3. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    That was a spec bump not new hardware. The 12inch Macbook was introduced in 2015
     
  4. cibonak macrumors regular

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  5. freezelighter macrumors member

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    I hope with you.
     
  6. Altis macrumors 68000

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    They're updating the pages to just show a photo of Tim Cook dumping a palette of Minis and Pros into a garbage compactor.
     
  7. appleCat04 macrumors newbie

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    Do they usually shut down the site when they update it for an event?
     
  8. navaira macrumors 68040

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    There must be an easter egg where if you click three times in top right corner it changes to Phil Schiller innovating his ass.

    By now I am convinced that rMB will be updated tomorrow, because the one I ordered on Friday with same day delivery still isn't here at 10pm on Monday. There are two options. Either they realise I will return it, opened and used for two days when the new model is out, or they owe me an apology. It must be the first, because Dutch customer service never apologise for anything.

    If rMB gets updated tomorrow, I demand that my username is changed to "well-respected, generally reliable analyst navaira".
     
  9. thesimsboi macrumors member

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  11. Ries macrumors 68000

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    iMac with two 5400rpm hdds in raid! It will be glorious!
     
  12. navaira macrumors 68040

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    OK, I clicked a bit through Dutch Apple Store, because I kept my evening free to play with my new Macbook that I didn't receive. It better get updated tomorrow.

    rMB delivered Wednesday (normal), Air, Mac Mini, iMac – same
    Mac Pro page doesn't open at all
    iPad Pro 9.7 Wednesday (normal)
    iPad Pro 12.9 28 march-4 april, no matter colour/capacity
    iPad Air 2 "within three weeks", no matter colour/capacity
     
  13. Dave245 macrumors 68040

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    It's normal I don't think there are any indications about up coming products. It will be interesting to see what is updated tomorrow if anything is.
     
  14. ChristianJapan macrumors 68040

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    Whatever you take, take less of it ... :cool:
     
  15. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Can't wait for the announcement for the new iPad with the slightly more bevelled edge. Sigh.
     
  16. tubular macrumors regular

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    I just bought a 64GB iPhone SE a couple of weeks ago, because the power port of my 5E was getting very picky about how the power cord was positioned before it would take nourishment, and I don't believe the 128GB rumors.

    So tomorrow we see who fooled whom. Maybe me on both sides of the equation.
     
  17. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Don't hold your breath. Seriously, don't.
     
  18. TheBigApple2006 macrumors regular

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    Did you actually recieve a shipping notification and tracking number, or is it still in the Preparing for Shipment stage?
     
  19. dav1dd macrumors regular

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    Maybe they figured out, from their last Keynote, that it would be wiser to just release new products along with a press release without trying to talk things up too much. Esp. when it's not really a new product.
     
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  21. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Okay..

    Apple IIh with 256KB onboard memory, 3.5" and 5.25" dual disk drives, and a 128 column card...

    in Space Gray.

    BL.
     
  22. Macaholic868, Mar 20, 2017
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    Dipped in gold for $10,000. Innovation and courage at its finest.

    Seriously Apple WTF? You're one of the largest most profitable companies out there and you can't be bothered to at least spec bumb your hardware on a yearly basis? If you expect customers with a brain to pay the same amount for a non upgradeable laptop or desktop today as when it first came out without a spec bumb then you're smoking crack and losing out on the potential revenue from users who aren't going to play that game. I've been waiting for a refreshed Mac desktop line for a while. Once a model has been out there for a year and hasn't at least had a spec bump or a fair price drop then I'm not buying it and I'm sure I'm not alone. Apple is losing a ton of potential sales due to its absolute unwillingness to at least do a yearly spec bumb with their existing product lines, either that or drop prices and combine that with making a line of desktops and laptops that users can upgrade themselves.
     
  23. Wandering Wastrel macrumors newbie

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    I assume nothing much will be added, but things will be taken away. I've been trying to decide about getting an iPod nano to be a backup for my iPod Classic (which is still fine but getting older every day), or waiting to update the guts of the Classic myself when it finally fails. Today I went ahead and ordered the nano before Apple can decide to get rid of that, too.

    I guess I no longer hope for new and better things from Apple, but only fear the loss of what good remains.
     
  24. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    My predictions:

    iPad Pro 2 12.9" — A10X 10 nm — 6 GB RAM
    iPad Pro 2 9.7" — A10X 10 nm — 3 GB RAM [maybe]
    iPad Pro 9.7" — A9X 16 nm — 2 GB RAM [existing model]
    iPad Air 3 9.7" — A9 16 nm — 2 GB RAM
    iPad mini 4 7.9" — A8 20 nm — 2 GB RAM [existing model]
    iPad mini 2 7.9" — A7 28 nm — 1 GB RAM [existing model] [maybe]


    (prices are for the base models)

    I'll make a guess on the A10X:

    • 3 Hurricane cores
    • 0 Zephyr cores (so no Fusion)
    • 12 cluster GPU
     
  25. TRDGT4Writer macrumors regular

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    I'm hoping the rMB and MBA get a good bump in hardware specs since the 11" was discontinued which was sad...
     

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