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!

Simon Sage

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