Apple Store down (OCtober 2014)

Just as you’d expect, Apple’s Online Store in the United States and around the world has been taken offline ahead of today’s iPad and Mac media event. This is Apple’s standard modus operandi: the company always takes the online store down ahead of major press conferences and important events.

Visiting the store yields the message “We’ll be back. We’re busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back soon”. Typically, the store refreshes with new products right after the event has wrapped up so today should be no different.

The iPhone maker is scheduled to unveil new products today at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern and iDownloadBlog will be providing ongoing coverage throughout the day so check back often.

We’re expecting a number of announcements during the event, including new versions of both the iPad Air and iPad mini, the long-awaited Retina Display iMac and much more.

You can watch a live-stream of the event on your iOS device or Mac, as well as through the just-refreshed ‘Apple Events’ channel on the Apple TV.

Who’s ready for the show? We are.

  • Jason Baroni

    Already off? Woah

  • David Gitman

    leaked by mistake?

    • David Gitman

      ..

    • Ali

      Old news. iDB wrote an article about it.

      • David Gitman

        oh sorry didnt know

      • Ali

        No worries. Delete your second picture post.

      • David Gitman

        yeah it was by mistake because i didnt see it uploaded

  • Andy

    I sure hope the iSight camera is the same as the one found on iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.

    • Andrew Roth

      I hope they completely remove the camera. That way we don’t have people taking pictures with a 10″ screen. Even phones are starting to get to big for that.

      • Andy

        I was expecting a comment like this. Yes, people take photos with their tablets (I personally don’t, but then I already have an iPhone if I wanted to take some quick snaps).

        So how does that affect you in any way? You’d be hard pressed to find a smart device that doesn’t have a camera these days anyway. You’re more likely to have one of these devices around you most of the time rather than a dedicated camera unless you’re a photographer.

      • Andrew Roth

        It’s not at all annoying when somebody is holding a 10″ screen in front of your face… Plus they’re making themselves look stupid.

      • iNeedANameHere

        You’re funnyyyy.

  • R4

    Can you please include GMT times too from now on? Cuz it’ll make it easier for people who don’t live in America tow work out when livesteams start.

    • nyangejr

      There’s an app for that

      • R4

        It’ll make it easier is its on the article.

  • nyangejr

    Hope the stream work well today

  • Richard Gomez

    Thats the not the only thing that went offline i cant seem to get imessage to activate

  • ItzEddie

    Well, we got the iPad Air, iPad Mini and iMac upgrades, but definitely no “much more”, massively dissapointed to see no Apple TV Updates.