Apple's Online Store Goes Down Ahead of Today's iPhone Event

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Apple has taken its online store down ahead of its "By Innovation Only" event today at Steve Jobs Theater, where the company is widely expected to unveil new iPhone and Apple Watch models.


Beyond that, wild cards include a 10.2-inch iPad, a new Apple TV, an iPad Pro refresh, a 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Apple's rumored Tile-like item tracking tags, but some of these products may be reserved for an October event, which Apple has held in two out of the last three years.

Alongside hardware announcements, Apple should provide release dates for iOS 13, macOS Catalina, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 by the end of tomorrow, either during its keynote or on its website. Apple may also detail pricing and availability for its upcoming Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade services.

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Apple often takes its online store down ahead of its media events as a way of generating hype ahead of new products and accessories. It should come back online moments after Apple's keynote ends.

Apple will provide a live stream of its keynote on its website, through its Apple Events app for the Apple TV, and even on YouTube for the first time. MacRumors will have up-to-the-minute coverage of all of Apple's announcements on our website and via @MacRumorsLive on Twitter.


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MacRumors readers can follow along in our forums, which are a great place to discuss the announcements before, during, and after the event. Be sure to keep tabs on the iPhone and Apple Watch sections in particular.

Apple's keynote begins at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

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gsmornot

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I use a Next plan that puts me in position to replace each year so I will likely get the new phone. This year though, I will order the next morning and it gets here whenever. I don’t think I will have to wait that long. No need to be up at 2AM.
 

Roscorito

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Doesn't seem like an exciting presentation today but I'll update. I'm hoping (probably against the odds) that they'll announce Mac Pro availability to purchase though too.

also, where's the "it's happening" guy?
Apple did leak on their own website that the Mac Pro was due in September, so I’m still hopeful for some Mac action today. That and the possibility of a ‘one more thing’ product X is why I’m watching.
 

Cloudane

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Never say never, but to be honest at this point it'd take a heck of a leap in iOS and the supporting RAM to tear me back away from Android. £500 for top of the range SoC, 8GB RAM, decent camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, 256GB storage... is a bit of a steal... try multitasking 2 instances of Pokemon Go along with Ingress Prime on an iPhone :)

The one thing I miss is the Apple Watch. Nothing comes close. Getting by with my Garmin though for what I need.

As an aside, I'm liking how they're adding the retro touch to their logo. Before the Straight Pride people get their knickers in a twist, they had rainbow apples decades ago so no need to get triggered about the LGBT connotations...
 
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Tiger8

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Am I the only one not excited about what is rumored to be announced today?
You're not. I'm with you there.

I don't think Apple themselves are, this year, like 2016 iPhone 7, is just a stepping stone, a 'meh' year. 2020 is the year of new stuff.
 
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Caliber26

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I don't care what anybody says, this is still one of the most exciting days of the year for me. Apple has done a superb job at making the iPhone my most personal material possession. No matter how "lame" or "underwhelming" the updates might be, I'm still going to buy it because it's simply the latest and greatest and I'd want nothing less for myself.
 

Rogifan

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I can’t believe they still take the store down hours before an event.
 

magicschoolbus

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If there’s no bilateral wireless charging then what is really going to be the must have feature here? A new camera?

I am going to have a hard time upgrading my X to a new 1k phone for a new camera.
 

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If there’s no bilateral wireless charging then what is really going to be the must have feature here? A new camera?

I am going to have a hard time upgrading my X to a new 1k phone for a new camera.
Thats what a lot of people that upgrade every year have said. A new camera and internal improvements isn't really going to entice annual upgraders. If you have a three or four year old phone, then the changes are quite significant
 
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