UK Store Down


iMeowbot

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What's going to be the reaction if the update is striped iPod Socks or something?

(At this writing, all European stores are down, all others are open.)
(Asia and Australia are down.)
(USAia and Canadia are still up.)
 

flaith

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Jul 5, 2005
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iMeowbot said:
What's going to be the reaction if the update is striped iPod Socks or something?
crankyness from those who are waiting and smugness from ppl like me who purchased!!
 

weg

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Applespider said:
Anything between 5 minutes and a couple of hours, depending on the number of changes, but the UK usually goes down first and comes back up last...
Honestly, I don't see why the number of changes should make a difference. If the store admins are not complete computer agnostics, they'll have prepared and tested the updates before they transfer them onto the operational system. Technically, I don't see a reason for shutting the store down, at all (a back up system could take the load until the primary system is up again).
 

liketom

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Apr 8, 2004
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i love it when the store goes down for an update lol

only to find the ipod socks get an update lol

i'm wishing the mac mini's get there update !! as i'm ready to order one today to replace my one
 

hansen

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weg said:
Honestly, I don't see why the number of changes should make a difference. If the store admins are not complete computer agnostics, they'll have prepared and tested the updates before they transfer them onto the operational system. Technically, I don't see a reason for shutting the store down, at all (a back up system could take the load until the primary system is up again).
First, even though it's tested in a testing environment, you would want to test again in production (if you are not complete computer agnostic :) )

Second, an update might also involve database updates (e.g. the item master, hopefully) - not just web page updates. It needs a more than a little thought to keep data and web pages consistent when you are doing a major update while on-line.
 

weg

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iMeowbot said:
What's going to be the reaction if the update is striped iPod Socks or something?
Indeed, if it was such a groundbreaking update like striped iPod socks, Steve Jobs would wait until the next Mac Expo or WWDC to announce this :D I think it will be something minor, like all new iPod earphones..
 

witness

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Apr 7, 2005
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weg said:
Honestly, I don't see why the number of changes should make a difference. If the store admins are not complete computer agnostics, they'll have prepared and tested the updates before they transfer them onto the operational system. Technically, I don't see a reason for shutting the store down, at all (a back up system could take the load until the primary system is up again).
I find it strange that they have to shutdown the store too, perhaps it's a limitation of web objects?
 

gekko513

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Oct 16, 2003
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honeytoast said:
why am i up
I can still access the U.S store ...

However, I think this is it, because the European stores usually go down before the U.S store when there's an update.
 

nihilisticmonk

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May 4, 2005
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Aaaaaaand USA is down as well now.....

Bring on the new I-books and Minis! :D

oh...and some shuffle socks as well :p
 

engelhart

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The minis were shifted to 2 day shipping this morning from 7-10 days, the ibooks were still at 7.

Mini updates today and ibooks next week is my guess.

Simon
 

nihilisticmonk

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May 4, 2005
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US Store is back up....and I see no difference :confused:

Looks like we're jumping the gun again on this one....nothing to see here, move along..... :(