It's happening - apple site down + app store

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  1. bp1000, Jul 20, 2011
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    bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    As title says

    UK apple home page is down + app store

    //Update
    Homepage has re-appeared but Mac Stores still down

    Watch these links for macbook air

    UK
    http://t.co/RF32fHB

    USA
    http://t.co/5qGKNVp
     
  2. Diamondaine macrumors newbie

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    Here in Germany, everything is still online, nothing new to see.

    Diamondaine :apple:
     
  3. anim8or macrumors 65816

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    UK online store is down, but the app store is still up for me...?

    I really hope apple pul out all the stops and just release all the new hardware in one go!!
     
  4. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    UK Store Down

    Wonder if this is related to Lion going on the App Store or if we're going to see new hardware.

    Fingers crossed for the new MBA.
     
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  7. PaulWog Suspended

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    Considering Lion is coming out... anything could happen.

    But it's a given that the site is down for Lion.
     
  8. Samlaptop macrumors newbie

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    Proof

    Apple UK Store is down:
    [​IMG]


    App Store is still online!
    [​IMG]
     
  9. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Pretty sure it's going to be the new software. Hope they have it up by the crack of dawn, think I'd like to jump on before the mass o' minions.

    Guess we're gonna see how those big-:censored: server farms in Carolina will perform today, huh?
     
  10. rumz macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering why the store needs to be down for Lion? Given that it'll only be available from the App store. They've already been in the process of updating product imagery to coincide with Lion w/out having to take down the store.
     
  11. MacsAreBetter\ macrumors member

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    Store wouldn't shut down just for Lion necessarily, unless they have to change all the pictures to the new Lion backgrounds! Still, VERY exciting.
     
  12. getyup macrumors 6502

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    I want air!
     
  13. badgerman macrumors 6502a

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    how long does it go down for normally for product refreshes?
     
  14. PraisiX-windows macrumors regular

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    Will it happen today?

    I went to check the online store, and it says it's updating, will it happen today? The long awaited MBA update? I at least hope so.
     
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  16. MacsAreBetter\ macrumors member

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    How long does it usually take for the Apple Store to go back online? :)
     
  17. bp1000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's my thinking

    Why is the mac store down as you will buy Lion on the app store

    Fingers crossed :)
     
  18. keyser macrumors newbie

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  19. bp1000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Could be 30 mins

    Dev's are to move and merge the new code

    2nd level QA test it

    Once passed the head of department signs it off to go live
     
  20. motulist macrumors 601

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    Why would the new airs come out today without any press event? Seems unlikely to me.
     
  21. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    The Yellow sticky "Be Back Soon" appears

    that's USA BTW

    So this must be the Airs.

    So what time will it be up do your think?
     
  22. OllyW Moderator

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    It's usually a lot longer than that, 2 - 3 hours is the norm.

    It's only going to be a speed bump, events are usually held for complete redesigns.
     
  23. Diamondaine macrumors newbie

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    Most Hardware Updates in the past like 2011 MBP.... were just in the store without an event.
    Thats the way Apple does it, Only Hardware Upgrade (CPU, GPU, Ram) - no event
    Real Product Update (Design, Sizes.....) - special Event

    Diamondaine:apple:
     
  24. bp1000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've asked 2 people in apple stores in London to check the air spec's for me

    Waiting for them to report back
     
  25. arctic macrumors 6502a

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    It's been 37 minutes since the thread starter posted. *refreshing Apple Store every nano second. :D
     

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