Noobie: Is Apple Store Normally Down at Night?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jmknapp53, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. jmknapp53 macrumors newbie

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    I get a blank page when I try to go to the Apple Store from Apple home page. Is this usual? Been like that for at least an hour.

    J.

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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Works fine for me
    Try emptying your cache

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  3. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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  4. jmknapp53 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No joy here.

    I blew the cache in Safari. No difference.

    I fired up FireFox and blew ITS cache. No difference.

    Maybe I pissed them off somehow?

    I've got money burning in my jeans to buy a new MacBook Pro.

    But no joy here.

    J.
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  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I would definitely wait till after the 27th anyway

    LOL

    Don't buy tonight even if you get the site up


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  6. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    "At night?" Whose night? The Earth is round, and open 24 hours a day, you know. ;)

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  7. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    Of course they do. Apple are trying to be the most green company on the planet, so they purposely switch off all the servers every night ... besides, the little Apple elves running the store have to get some sleep some time. ;)
     
  8. jmknapp53 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Buzz & Eric5h5,

    I can see you're having fun. But not really being very helpful. I've tried resetting Safari, although I don't believe that's the problem since FireFox doesn't work either. I'm going to try logging as a different user on my Mac, something suggested by an Apple tech article. Hopefully...
     
  9. jo0 macrumors regular

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    its the :apple: gods telling you not to even think about getting a new mbp till after the 27th....
     
  10. cderalow macrumors 6502

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    have you tried navigating directly to store.apple.com
     
  11. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Like previous posters have said, wait until after the Apple event on the 27th to be sure you get the latest and greatest Apple product (and don't worry when the store goes down after the keynote, it's normal when update new products).
     
  12. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    Well, it is "normal" for Apple, but most other webstores would push a simple "publish" button rather than taking the entire store down for hours. :rolleyes:
     
  13. jmknapp53 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cederalow,

    Why, yes. Hasn't made any difference. I've talked with one Apple guy so far, no explanation yet. There's talk of a clean install--which I'm avoiding like the plague.

    Went ahead and ordered MPB this am by phone. Point is becoming moot. Until I want to buy something else from Apple....

    J.
     
  14. skeep5 macrumors 6502a

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    am having the same problem on my mac, safari and firefox both won't load ONLY the apple store, rest of apple.com is fine.

    Looking at the source code, the site only loads this amount of code:

    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
    
    <html class="en-us en us" lang="en-US">
    <head>
    	
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/2041/1651/store.apple.com/rs1/js/bootstrap/release/bootstrap.js"></script>
    
    
    <title>Welcome to the Apple Store - Apple Store (U.S.)</title>
    
    
    <META name="description" content="Experience the wide world of Apple at the Apple Store. Shop for Apple computers, compare iPod and iPhone models, and discover Apple and third-party accessories, software, and much more." />
    
    <link rel="canonical" href
    Anyone's ideas would be appreciated, thanks.
     
  15. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Ahhhh but then there is no suspense :)
     

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