Apple's Online Store Goes Down Amid New iMac and iPad Rumors

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    Apple's online store has gone down this morning. The company typically takes the site down pending changes to its product lineup, so we may well see new product announcements later today.

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    Apple has several rumored products debuting soon, including a new affordable iPad, iPad mini 5, next-generation AirPods, and its long-delayed AirPower wireless charging mat.

    At least some of these product announcements were expected to be made via press release during the company's March 25 "It's Showtime" event, which will reportedly be service-focused, but Apple could feasibly announce new products sooner.

    Indeed, well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman recently suggested Apple could decide to announce new iMacs and iPads ahead of its upcoming media event in order to underline how much it intends to focus on news and video services.


    We'll follow up on this development shortly when we learn more.

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  2. Jeaz macrumors 6502

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    An early release of the updated AirPods would be nice, but feels a bit unlikely.
     
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    Mark my words:

    - new iPad mini
    - new iPad 9,7"
    - new iPod
    - new iMac
    - updated AirPods (new case)
    - AirPower (2017 edition)

    Thank you
     
  4. triton100 macrumors 6502

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    The Apple store elves just shut the store for some sexy time. Even elves gotta get some loving.
     
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  9. dvdmaster macrumors newbie

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    Is it really down though? I can access it just fine here in Europe. Might be the CDN still caching it...
     
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    Yes it’s down
     
  12. Trhodezy macrumors regular

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    I've been able to access it fine for an hour. Browsing for a MB or iMac purchase... could MR be wrong? DUN DUN DUNNNN
     
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    If you "click" buy button, you will go to the "soon" page.
     
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    Sir, you are correct. It is down indeed.
     
  17. jezbd1997 macrumors 6502

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    Why would we want that?
     
  18. serialiphoneuser macrumors regular

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    iPad mini with 120hz ProMotion display
     
  19. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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    Odd - I can understand apple taking the store down when there are actual launch events as it adds to the buildup. But,surely they can update products without taking down the whole store. Why bother closing down for a few updates?
     
  20. jezbd1997 macrumors 6502

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    They’ll release the new products today in time for the event next week, I reckon anyway
     
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    Because I’ve collected all current colours I would like to get some more
     
  23. KennethS macrumors 6502

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    I really hope new AirPods are coming -- I use mine extensively and the battery life has degraded heavily but I'm holding out on buying new ones until I know when a Gen 2 version is released.
     
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    It's down fo me in the UK.
     
  25. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Well this is random by Apple, I’m sure no one expected this. But this is what I like about Apple, you never know what to expect from them.
     

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