Apple has taken its online store down either to update its virtual shelves with goodies for the customer base, or to carry out the usual backend maintenance that doesn’t always affect end users.
We might be in for a new Macintosh update, knowing that the iMac is long overdue for a refresh, but the outage could also be simply to update store listings with new shipping times.
Apple could be updating the details on its new iPod touch (fifth generation) and iPod nano (seventh generation). The company did say that the two players would become available in October.
From the Mac maker's press release issued last month:
“The new iPod touch will be available in October through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.”
“iPod nano will be available in October in pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate for a suggested price of $149 (US) in a 16GB model through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.”
Yet many still have their bets on the iMac this time around. It’s been over 500 days since its last refresh, and there’s even word that Apple might slap a Retina display on the all-in-one system.
Same goes for the 13-inch versions of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. However, this is pure speculation on the media’s end. Truth be told, there have been zero leaks pointing to any Retina Macs other than the 15-inch version currently selling for over 2,000 dollars in the United States.
As far as the creative user base is concerned, the Mac Pro is also overdue for an update. And many server users are looking out for news on the Mac mini front.
As the Cupertino computer giant updates the store, you can kick off speculation in the comments, as usual.