The Apple Store website is down, points to new products on sale today

The Apple Store website is down, points to new products on sale today
We're just a couple hours away from Apple's big announcement, and in an interesting turn of events the Apple Store website has gone down. Apple has done this before, but it usually only happens when an announcement will end up with new products going on sale right after the event has finished. The excitement about Apple's announcement will lead to assumptions that this means new iPhones on sale, but we're not sure about that.

It is certainly possible that we would see the iPhone 5C go on sale today, given the various reports that Apple had already begun shipping the device to retailers, but it seems unlikely that we'll see the iPhone 5S go on sale today. The most likely scenario is actually that the new products going on sale today won't be iPhones at all, but may be the new iPod lineup. 

Apple doesn't often combine events, but it has combined the iPhone and iPod announcements before, and the iPod lineup is due for a refresh. Given that Apple is also expected to announce iTunes Radio today, that would be a perfect segue into the iPod lineup. Whatever the reason, we'll be finding out soon enough, so stay tuned. 

source: Apple Store



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Keep up the good work PA. Having a field day here. Haters from every corner are going loko from all of these articles.

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Seems that you are more excited about the "haters" than about the event.

9. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i know i am... PAU you guys make me come back everyday just to see what new jokes yall have towards apple. best part of this site by far.

2. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Why do they take the store down every time they do this? Can't they adjust on the fly instead of having users without service while they upgrade?

4. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Tradition, some companies do things in style. If removal of something is an advertising in itself, you can tell how good they are. "If you did things like this on the fly, you'll end up being a fly" - Total Nonsense Quote but worth it!!

5. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Not to mention, no one maintains their website like Apple does. Always up-to-date with their products once announced.

6. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Like a new iPhone needs more hype and buildup.

10. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

lol who needs it, It comes with the brand. Just like the search engine Google! *now you should've understood my point coz i just quoted your name!!*

11. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Not really understanding the correlation with Google. With much hype, comes much expectation, and with that, comes more opportunity to be disappointed. SS S4 was way overhyped and the let down was apparent. iP5 the same, didn't have the wow factor the previous versions did. I read a lot of negative comments from even die hard iFans. So again, is the hype really necessary?

12. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

the point is you "read" about it but didn't use it. ip5 was an amazing addition to the Apple family. When you have the perfect system, you can optimize it and that's all that Apple has been doing and a slimmer and lighter design form with a better cam def did fit the bill. And your point about the hype expectation is true, but considering the hype an iPhone launch even makes, only an integrated rocket launcher will satisfy fans. We all know Apple will never go the expandable storage and removable battery way so one'd be stupid to expect that.

14. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

How do you know I didn't use it? You rabid fanboys jump to some really high conclusions, and are often wrong. There is no such thing as the perfect system, everything made by mankind has flaws, iOS included. Iphone isn't perfect. It's a great phone, but not perfect like you paint it to be. Who mentioned expandable storage and removable battery? I didn't. I don't have a problem with either on the iPhone. And btw, I chose my user name because I ditched my Garmin and use Google Nav, as well as Gmail because it has FAR less spam than Outlook. I enjoy tech, simple as that.

15. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

aah getting angry are we? don't be Googler, this is a discussion. I didn't jump onto any conclusion. You mentioned in your previous comments that you read about it. I don't know if that statement has any other meaning than intended. Perfect is subjective. So, the iPhone is perfect for "me" and in no way did i imply my comments on If you enjoy tech as you've quoted, enjoy a healthy debate on it.

16. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

It was a poor assumption, simple as that. Just because someone reads about it doesn't mean that's their only source of information. It also doesn't detract from the point I was making, a lot of die hard fans were disappointed and have posted comments on various tech sites. Seems like a lot are quiet after today's announcements as well, Apple didn't offer much information today. Personally, after reading the live event, the 5C was just skimmed over and I was expecting a lot more in terms of hardware. No tablet news and I didn't expect an update on the watch, but it would have been nice. Your thoughts on the live event?

17. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I think, what Apple has done is create a pathway for their next big phone "iP 6"...I dont see much use of 64 bit without good RAM. Although, this could def pave a pathway for devs. I liked Touch ID and also the iOS 7 bar the color is awesome. Still I've heard the colors look better in person. Lets hope ip6 is atleast 4.3" + but not more than 5". With more RAM to help that 64 bit architecture.

7. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Presumably it also helps to avoid the issues with the random people who are completely unaware of the news and would be trying to purchase an item right before something new is put on sale.

8. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Maybe, but you'd have to be living under a rock to not know there's a new iPhone rolled out each year.

13. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

That's easy for us to think, but ppl still there r ppl who don't have a clue bro

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