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modernpacifist
20th September 2009, 05:04 PM
Hey Everyone

I just noticed the Apple store is down. Any idea what is on the horizon?

Cheers
MP

WindowsVista
20th September 2009, 05:20 PM
US one is down to. Probably nothing.
If anything I'd say an updated Macbook.

Ecto1
20th September 2009, 05:22 PM
Most likely just some house keeping. Though they have updated the macbooks in the past on a Sunday.

LevMac
20th September 2009, 06:40 PM
Hmmmm very strange, both the US and AUS store is down, might just be maintenance, but you never know :cool:

timmytomtam
20th September 2009, 06:42 PM
Does maintenance usually take 2+ hours?

LevMac
20th September 2009, 07:03 PM
Does maintenance usually take 2+ hours?

Don't think so :) So hopefully there will be something new added ?

Ecto1
20th September 2009, 07:07 PM
Aperture 3 and Apple tv with tuners I hope.

MacRobbo
20th September 2009, 07:11 PM
Hoping for a slightly updated white macbook, but that will probably not happen today ;) Maybe even a slight price drop?

tcn33
20th September 2009, 07:58 PM
Maintenance.

Boney_Ahem
20th September 2009, 08:02 PM
Maintenance.

Good call ;)

mitty
20th September 2009, 08:03 PM
Geez, I can't believe nobody already did this.

http://www.weblogsinc.com/common/images/5214434888822866.jpg

LevMac
20th September 2009, 08:07 PM
It's been down close to 3 hours now, maintenance shouldn't surely take that long ?

shadow1
20th September 2009, 08:12 PM
No event. Might be an apple tv update

Boney_Ahem
20th September 2009, 08:15 PM
Geez, I can't believe nobody already did this.

http://www.weblogsinc.com/common/images/5214434888822866.jpg

Is that the new MacBook L'air ...

timmytomtam
20th September 2009, 08:18 PM
http://www.weblogsinc.com/common/images/5214434888822866.jpg


Obviously fake.

Apple don't use full sized DVI ports anymore.

Dux
20th September 2009, 08:35 PM
Maybe some sort of special sale, or just maintenance...

Tragedies
20th September 2009, 08:37 PM
Last time the store was down for a few hours all they did was add a father's day banner up, I think :(

NeoRicen
20th September 2009, 08:49 PM
It'll be down for another hour, it always comes back 8am (or was it 8:30?) NY time.

LevMac
20th September 2009, 08:51 PM
I think it might be an upgraded Apple Tv with just a bigger hard drive ?

Boring...

Ecto1
20th September 2009, 08:54 PM
unibody Mac mini?

Nightwish
20th September 2009, 09:07 PM
unibody Mac mini?

It'd be about time, eh?

FergusB
20th September 2009, 09:16 PM
Ooooh. Imagine all the shiny new things...:D
unibody mac mini would be about right, and speed bumps to lappy's?

matthew858
20th September 2009, 09:19 PM
I'm guessing the iPod Touch will now get a camera.

LevMac
20th September 2009, 09:19 PM
Unibody Mac Mini would be awesome, but they would release that at an event, then again, they released the Macbook's (black and white) models without even holding an event and posted them straight online.....

I have a feeling it will be bigger hard drive Apple TV and possibly speed bumped iMac's ?

Ecto1
20th September 2009, 09:20 PM
Wonder when quad core will hit the MBP.

LevMac
20th September 2009, 09:23 PM
I'm guessing the iPod Touch will now get a camera.

You could be on to something there, they might have realised everyone wanting to know what happened to the cameras in the Touch ? :) Imagine the people who have just bought them without the camera though ? lol

Tragedies
20th September 2009, 09:23 PM
The iPodn touch camera seems like a good possibility. After all, there's a ton of evidence that suggests it should have one. But imagine buying a 32GB iPod touch, only to two weeks later have it updated with a camera. That would suck.

jack112006
20th September 2009, 09:24 PM
I have a feeling it will be a new Apple TV, maybe some iMac/MacBook love, but thats pretty unlikely. I would laugh my arse off if Apple added the camera to the touch this early, I am expecting the touch with camera in December.

LevMac
20th September 2009, 09:28 PM
I have a feeling it will be a new Apple TV, maybe some iMac/MacBook love, but thats pretty unlikely. I would laugh my arse off if Apple added the camera to the touch this early, I am expecting the touch with camera in December.

Yeah im also expecting an upgraded Apple TV, bigger hard drive and maybe new software for it ?

iMac's on the other hand, Apple will hold a special event I reckon in a few weeks time.....

icant
20th September 2009, 09:32 PM
Last time the store was down for a few hours all they did was add a father's day banner up, I think :(

Maybe they are taking down the banner.

nuts4eva
20th September 2009, 09:33 PM
8GB iPhone 3GS ?

Wally
20th September 2009, 09:39 PM
Hmm, its gotta be something.. FUNKY

AnthoMac
20th September 2009, 09:46 PM
Arn't Sunday store down times usually reserved to maintenance. Hope I'm wrong though.

ryan2615
20th September 2009, 09:48 PM
Goodbye wired apple keyboard and hello multitouch mighty mouse :D
http://dale5io.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/1-1.jpg

cmanou
20th September 2009, 09:50 PM
well its been down for more than 4 hrs it better be something good

MissionMan
20th September 2009, 09:51 PM
Goodbye wired apple keyboard and hello multitouch mighty mouse :D
http://dale5io.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/1-1.jpg

Don't get my hopes up like that, I nearly placed an order for it :p

Ecto1
20th September 2009, 09:53 PM
Goodbye wired apple keyboard and hello multitouch mighty mouse :D
http://dale5io.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/1-1.jpg

Oh I wish. That thing looks sexy.

Mecha
20th September 2009, 10:09 PM
My money is on a bigger HDD in Apple TV.

Ecto1
20th September 2009, 10:10 PM
500gb SSD drives.

NeoRicen
20th September 2009, 10:31 PM
NM.

ryan2615
20th September 2009, 10:35 PM
It's past 10:30 this is were it gets really interesting...

Macjorsh
20th September 2009, 10:41 PM
Please be an apple tv. I love mine, but it could be so so much more.

FergusB
20th September 2009, 10:44 PM
I'm guessing the iPod Touch will now get a camera.

I'm thinking so. They mustve gotten past the rumoured production difficulties.

WindowsVista
20th September 2009, 10:44 PM
I can't be bothered waiting for it to come back up!
Bed time for me.

Nightwish
20th September 2009, 10:46 PM
I'm thinking so. They mustve gotten past the rumoured production difficulties.

If it ends up happening, there will be ALOT of disappointed consumers out there. It'd be really dodgy of Apple to release a camera version so soon after releasing the new model.

Apoptosis
20th September 2009, 10:48 PM
If it ends up happening, there will be ALOT of disappointed consumers out there. It'd be really dodgy of Apple to release a camera version so soon after releasing the new model.

iPhone 1 price drops set a precedent I think lol.

cmanou
20th September 2009, 10:48 PM
I can't be bothered waiting for it to come back up!
Bed time for me.

I think im going to do the same ill check in the morning

jack112006
20th September 2009, 10:48 PM
This is too long. I think its most likely a big error on Apple's end and they screwed up the store. PEBKAC is what i'm banking on. That doesn't mean I have stopped hoping for something new :)

FergusB
20th September 2009, 10:58 PM
Can anyone say tablet? =]
September release right...

foovo
20th September 2009, 11:06 PM
One of these days soon ...Final Cut Express 5?

ryan2615
20th September 2009, 11:17 PM
1 being very not likely and 10 being very very likely that something will be released/updated what do you think? I think 7ish...

jack112006
20th September 2009, 11:22 PM
I'm giving it until midnight, at which point I will be very worried if the store is not up. It has been quite a few hours now.

FergusB
20th September 2009, 11:23 PM
I like seven... Nice safe number, ambitious but not too presumptuous.

How do we add a poll to this thread??

Ecto1
20th September 2009, 11:23 PM
What if its a new look store. I mean, after all these years they finely updated the look of the iTunes store. What if that was just the beginning.

FergusB
20th September 2009, 11:26 PM
What if its a new look store. I mean, after all these years they finely updated the look of the iTunes store. What if that was just the beginning.

I'm liking your thinking...

jack112006
20th September 2009, 11:28 PM
What if its a new look store. I mean, after all these years they finely updated the look of the iTunes store. What if that was just the beginning.

Quite likely, but in '07, when Apple updated their WHOLE site, nothing was down except the store, and it wasn't for this long.

Macjorsh
20th September 2009, 11:42 PM
its back up.

lach
20th September 2009, 11:43 PM
I have absolutely no idea what's changed

ryan2615
20th September 2009, 11:43 PM
Was anyone here on the forums when the Apple Store went down for the original Macbook?

mattDC5R
20th September 2009, 11:44 PM
I have absolutely no idea what's changed

i cant see any changes either

Apoptosis
20th September 2009, 11:45 PM
Is the free shipping on everything new?

supermariobothers
20th September 2009, 11:47 PM
They did move a whole bunch of small small stuff to clearance in the refurb store.

MrJesseRoss
20th September 2009, 11:47 PM
Is the free shipping on everything new?

No that's been in place for months.

As have the Snow Leopard images on the Macs if anyone's wondering.

ryan2615
20th September 2009, 11:47 PM
Is the free shipping on everything new?

No...

ryan2615
20th September 2009, 11:48 PM
They did move a whole bunch of small small stuff to clearance in the refurb store.

That was there today I was looking at it around 3:00.

bartron
20th September 2009, 11:49 PM
I think Apple webmasters are just fucking with us now.

I want my G5 AppleTV Shuffle with GPS dammit.

Apoptosis
20th September 2009, 11:49 PM
No that's been in place for months.

As have the Snow Leopard images on the Macs if anyone's wondering.

lol! Been a while since I've lurked the apple store then :P

ryan2615
20th September 2009, 11:50 PM
It must be "under the hood refinments"
Apple Online Store (S)

Kai
21st September 2009, 12:00 AM
I think the Config on the Mac Pros have changed (CPU)

Kai
21st September 2009, 12:03 AM
sorry I thing it is free shipping on every thing now even stuff under $100!!!

bennyling
21st September 2009, 12:11 AM
sorry I thing it is free shipping on every thing now even stuff under $100!!!

Nope, that was definitely there before.

mcargy08
21st September 2009, 12:17 AM
nothings changed?

pwnT
21st September 2009, 12:35 AM
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs225.snc1/7224_136332467181_615492181_2716963_394834_n.jpg

I found that?

canonafficionado
21st September 2009, 12:45 AM
They're just cleaning up the site to get ready for the new tab at the top for a massive new section dedicated to the new tablet and all of the configurations it will be in. :D

Say it be true, Apple!


http://www.stoth.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/a77af_tablet.jpg

cactus68
21st September 2009, 12:50 AM
was hoping for some new iPod nanos to be added to the refurb section
bit early I know but NO it didn't happen!

maghemi
21st September 2009, 07:10 AM
I think the Config on the Mac Pros have changed (CPU)

Nope, no different to before

forno
21st September 2009, 08:36 AM
I think they are scouring the site for any reference to Goog Voice and deleting it:p:p

Mullo
21st September 2009, 11:39 AM
Big Price drop on the airport express down to $99 including free shipping was $179 there last week as i was going to buy one got one from macasnew instead due to the price sorry now could have got a new one for cheaper :mad:

tcn33
21st September 2009, 11:44 AM
It's $99 USD:
AirPort Express Base Station with 802.11n and AirTunes - Apple Store (U.S.) (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB321LL/A/AirPort-Express-AirTunes?fnode=MTY1NDA0Mg&mco=Nzk3ODUyOQ)

But still $179 AUD:
AirPort Express Base Station with 802.11n and AirTunes - Apple Store (Australia) (http://store.apple.com/au/product/MB321X/A/AirPort-Express-AirTunes?fnode=MTY1NDA0Mg&mco=Nzk3ODUyOQ)

Mullo
21st September 2009, 11:48 AM
It's $99 USD:
AirPort Express Base Station with 802.11n and AirTunes - Apple Store (U.S.) (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB321LL/A/AirPort-Express-AirTunes?fnode=MTY1NDA0Mg&mco=Nzk3ODUyOQ)

But still $179 AUD:
AirPort Express Base Station with 802.11n and AirTunes - Apple Store (Australia) (http://store.apple.com/au/product/MB321X/A/AirPort-Express-AirTunes?fnode=MTY1NDA0Mg&mco=Nzk3ODUyOQ)

Oh Sorry must have got on to the U.S store by accident !

Why is the price so different, that's a rip AUD-USD ex rate is approx .85
even allowing for a drop to .7 would equate to AUD$140.


Rip off

bennyling
21st September 2009, 11:50 AM
So do we actually know what's changed (if anything)?

TUAW says no: Apple store is down... and now back up (http://www.tuaw.com/2009/09/20/apple-store-is-down/)

KaighNyne
21st September 2009, 12:53 PM
So do we actually know what's changed (if anything)?

TUAW says no: Apple store is down... and now back up (http://www.tuaw.com/2009/09/20/apple-store-is-down/)

Yeah, in other words they just pulled an Obiwan and faked us all out. :p

canonafficionado
21st September 2009, 01:51 PM
I think they are scouring the site for any reference to Goog Voice and deleting it:p:p


Bwaaahaaaa! :D