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Apple Store Goes Down Ahead Of Today’s Special Event

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Store down

With just over 3 hours to go before Apple’s Special event, where the Cupertino giant is expected to announce new iPads, updated Macs and OS X Mavericks public release, the online Apple Store has gone down. The special event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, CA.

Earlier today, Apple website confirmed the live stream of today’s media event. Live Streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS 4.2 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.

So, what are you guys most excited about?

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  • Andre

    My predictions:

    – New A7-based iPad 5 – A7, 64-bit, fingerprint sensor
    – 2 new iPad Minis – similar to the iPhones, a “cheaper” iPad Mini with A6 and a plastic, coloured casing – about $50 cheaper than current models, and an upscale model with the A7, 64-bit, Retina, and fingerprint sensor – about $50 more than current models.
    – Mavericks released today
    – IOS 7.0.3 released today
    – New Apple TV with not much new except the A7 processor and 802.11AC

  • Doubt Apple would go plastic with the iPad :/

  • pascyyy

    Historically, they haven’t raised prices. Especially not after a core product has just been released. If anything, I have to imagine that one of the reasons they have such high margins is to be able to maintain their prices and profit should costs fluctuate.

    I also don’t see them releasing a plastic one only because the iPad mini is already their product targeting lower cost tablets. Is it conceivable that they release a plastic one in the future, yes. But right now, I don’t see it.

    My predictions:
    – New A7(x?) iPad 5. Slimmer bezel. Maybe TouchID
    – iPad mini – 50/50 on the retina display (I hope there is but there’s been sufficient evidence to the contrary)
    – Mavericks release date announced today
    – Mac Pro announced. Other macs may be announced or just released silently.
    – Apple TV might be announced or released silently.

    1.5 – 2 hours (typical runtime) isn’t a lot of time to cover all of these which is why I believe some of it will be silently released. The iPad, the iPad mini and one other thing is more than enough content to fill that time span.

  • Andre

    Well, I was right about some things:
    – A7-based iPad 5 – but got the name wrong
    – A7-based mini with Retina, and a higher price tag
    – Mavericks released today
    – IOS 7.03 released today

    Wrong about the finger print sensors, the plastic, and the ATV.
    Better than most Internet predictions though, you must admit.

  • Well done 🙂

  • pascyyy

    Guess I was more wrong than right.

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