The Apple store goes down hours before iPhone SE, iPad Air 3's possible debut

The Apple store goes down hours before iPhone SE, iPad Air 3's possible debut

Just hours before Apple's special March event, a couple of our readers have just tipped us that certain pages of Apple's webstore have gone down, and we just confirmed that this is the case indeed. The dedicated pages for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, the first iPad Air, as well as the iPad mini 2, are currently non-operational. Instead, users are greeted by a message which is informing that the store will be back online soon. 

Well, we all know what this means — new or refreshed products are most likely on their way! As you probably know, Apple has the habit of taking its store down right before it announces new or refreshed versions of its devices. Of course, the Apple store also goes down when maintenance is underway, but we are fairly certain that it's currently being updated with new products. Interestingly, the Apple Watch section is alive and kickin', which might be a dead giveaway that the second generation of the wearable might not debut today.

The Apple store goes down hours before iPhone SE, iPad Air 3's possible debut

What might these be? Well, we have our suspicions: Apple is expected to announce a new 4-inch smartphone, the iPhone SE, as well as the iPad Air 3, which will probably "borrow" some features from the iPad Pro. Here's a more in-depth recap of what you might expect.

As far as the Apple event is concerned, it will start on March 21 at 10am PT | 1pm ET. Here's how to watch it on your Mac, iOS, or Windows 10 device. 

Thanks for the tip!


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11 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I really like the whole atmosphere that Apple creates around its events and I know it sounds dumb

2. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Admitting your faults is always the first step.

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

So I'm already 2 steps ahead of you

7. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Calm your tits it was a joke.....

9. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

@natypes That guy has tits? WTF

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

How do you know mine wasn't? ;P

3. Arschsalat

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

iPhone 6 User : wooooow i watch this on my 720p screen in 2016 :D Amazing Innovation. And i payed only 800$ for this xD

8. Raito

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

So what?i had iPhone 6 and HTC One M7 with full HD resolution and i dont have any problems with that,full HD more suited for phone,Quad HD overkill,

10. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Regarding the trend of VR, Quad HD is a bare minimum, and by no means an overkill.

13. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

So 4k TV is overkill? So having more ppi and best resolution screen along with clarity is overkill? So you prefer 1080p? Not everyone is commercial like you. Average dumbass consumer, who accepts life's basic standards.

14. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Please make sure and promise to us all in 2018 you will still use 1080p products.

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