The Apple Store is down ahead of WWDC 2022

WWDC 2022
WWDC 2022 (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • The Apple Store website and app are down right now.
  • The move likely confirms Apple is planning to announce new hardware.
  • The WWDC 2022 keynote will kick off at 10:00 AM PDT.

The Apple Store website and Apple Store app have gone down ahead of the WWDC 2022 Keynote, likely indicating that we can expect new hardware to be announced.

Ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, which is set to kick off with a keynote at 10:00 AM PDT, Apple's website and store app are both down. Apple has only ever taken down the Apple Store during WWDC week when it has announced new hardware.

Of course, the rumors are swirling as to what Apple may announce during its WWDC 2022 keynote. The company is expected to reveal the next generation of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS. Those are, well, obvious expectations.

M2 Macbook Air Concept Screencap

M2 Macbook Air Concept Screencap (Image credit: Devam Jengra)

However, rumors continue to grow that the company could unveil other things at the event as well, including the redesign of the MacBook Air or the new Mac Pro. It could also preview its upcoming mixed reality headset as well as the software the company is building to support the device.

WWDC 2022 will begin with a keynote that will kick off at 10:00 AM PDT. The event will be live-streamed on Apple's website, the Apple TV app, and on YouTube.

Once the event is over, the Apple Store website and Apple Store app will surely come back online quickly to show off the announcements from the event.

We are only hours away from everything now so get ready to tune in!

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.