Ditto.Usually the store come up a few minutes after an event. Other updates can take between a few minutes to several hours. But event-day updates are usually immediate.
Yea, they just shutdown the store to prevent confusion when the announcements are made.Ditto.
I have to think that Apple has the updated site waiting to go today and all they need to do is flip a switch to point to it. No need to wait for new content to upload etc.