Apple Store Down

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by LeeTom, May 17, 2011.

  1. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    The US online Apple Store is down. It IS a Tuesday after all... What's the scoop?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it's Wednesday. Just maintenance.
     
  3. LeeTom thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's Tuesday in Cupertino right now. Just sayin'.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    They typically announce new products during the day... not an hour or two from the end of the day. For a Tuesday release, the store would be down very early Tuesday morning, not Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.
     
  5. LeeTom thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't dispute that. Just that it's Wednesday.
     
  6. dolphindolphin macrumors regular

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    I was browsing Apple's website looking at the airs for a friend, and then I saw the yellow post-it. Stupid Wednesday maintenance.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It is Wednesday where I am.
     
  8. LeeTom thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Surely, but you are not where Apple is. They always list events in PST or PDT. Just sayin'.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can split hairs all you want. It's not a product release. It's normal maintenance.
     
  10. LeeTom thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I see, so by maintenance you mean product release?
     
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    (I'm hoping for the inclusion of refurbished 2011 15" MacBook Pros!)
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You're being deliberately obtuse. You've been around long enough to know refurb models aren't "released" like new models and the store being down for maintenance has nothing to do with availability of refurb models, which are posted to the site several times a day with no downtime.
     
  13. LeeTom thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The way I understand a WebObjects-based store working is that when products are in the store database, their stock state can be in-stock or out-of-stock, and being out-of-stock would cause the product to disappear. However, if a product has not yet been added to the database, the store must be brought down for maintenance. It can be added with 0 stock to be "revealed" at a later date, but it still must be added.
    I am hoping that that is what is happening now.
     
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  15. hashilli macrumors member

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    Where the heck did you hear that adding products to a webobjects store requires down time? New content and site architecture maybe, but adding a product?
     
  16. DeChrii macrumors member

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    Hopefully the back to school event will start earlier :D :D :D
     
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    Hey, look at that! The 2011 15" MacBookPros are on the refurb pages.... ;)

    (not really.... just messing around)
     
  18. 100Teraflops macrumors 6502a

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    Hey be good! :D

    I was awake last night while the Apple site was down and I began to envision a refresh for a certain workstation. Well, it is wishful thinking! :)

    GGJstudios was the first to blow the whistle that it was normal maintenance. Sometimes I am unhappy when he is right. :)
     

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