Apple online store down, everyone starts refreshing until an iPad 3 shows up

Right on schedule, Apple has shut down their online store for an update, complete with their usual cutesy post-it note. Since we're expecting the iPad 3 to be announced this afternoon, it's likely that they're just getting things ready to showcase new products.

Even if online ordering becomes available today or later this week, it's a safe assumption that a lot of folks will be lining up in front of the brick and mortar stores on launch day.

But tell the truth, you're hitting refresh every 30 seconds until it comes up, right?

So are we. Follow along with our live podcast starting at 10am PT/1am ET/6pm GMT and we'll find out together!

Editor-at-very-large at Mobile Nations, gamer, giant.

  • Not until after the keynote is over.
  • Yawn
  • Why open this story, let alone comment if you are going to yawn? Pointless!
  • Get a load of the clever wit from this guy! He is the first person in the history of the internet to act like his personal values were violated because he was held at gunpoint and forced to read a blog or news story that he wasn't interested in. He has put everyone in their place by registering a very sarcastic "yawn" in the comments section! Behold this trailblazer!
    Pompous, unoriginal internet commenters get on my damn nerves.
  • I think it's hilarious that the same tactics and hype are used, AND WORK, over and over.
  • Because it works.
  • dont you mean 1pm est???
  • baaaaaabaaaaaaaabaaaaa
  • Grow up. Shouldn't you be waiting for
    The troll event to get underway?
  • Oh and he didn't even get the time correct:
    So are we. Follow along with our live podcast starting at 10am PT/1am ET/6pm GMT and we’ll find out together!
    Really? The iPad3 event will be at 1am ET?
  • is this why i can't download anything from the app store?
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