Multiple of our users have reported that Apple's webstore has gone down, and we've just confirmed as much. It's currently spitting out the usual “We'll be back.” message it always does, whenever a maintenance is underway, and perhaps more interestingly – when the Cupertino technology giant is about to update its site with a new product listing.
What got speculations going this time around is, of course, the new iPad mini with Retina display, or simply the iPad mini 2. Apple actually never gave a specific date as to when we might see the new iPad mini, though we were told to expect it in November. In fact, just earlier today, Apple's Global Service Exchange site leaked November 12 as the day we'll see the iPad mini 2.
Of course, seeing as Apple currently has a number of products in the release pipeline, like a new MacBook, for example, there's no actual guarantees that the iPad Air's smaller kin is indeed on its way. Whether that's the case or not, you can rest assured that you'll be among the very first to know, either way.
source: Apple Store