Apple Store is Down! Snow Leopard Commeth...?

Um... it's not Tuesday, Apple's traditional update day. It's not even Wednesday, September 9th, rumored occasion for Apple's next annual Music Event for iTunes and the iPod (i.e. third gen iPod touch!). Yet, here we are, wee early hours of Monday morning (Cupertino time) and the Apple Store is down!

Those hoping it's for the iTablet, well, they probably have months of disappointment ahead. Most widespread guesses at this point are Snow Leopard, which likely has only a tangential connection to the iPhone, and even then only for Mac users.

The Apple Store should be back up soon enough, so in the meantime grab your favorite casual game, or just ponder what would be like if they took down the entire store every time there was an update...

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Apple store is up. Snow leopard is here!!!!
  • The Apple Canada Store is back up and Snow Leopard is up for Pre Order!!!
  • delivers this friday
  • I have the up-to-date thing in my cart. Whenever I try to check out, it'll say "Cannot establish a secure connection to the server". (And yes, I'm even on Safari) I delete the s in HTTPS, which will work, but I can't do that when I sign in, or else it will say "Account does not exist". Anyone else having similar problems?
  • Lol, Amazon go offline. Apple probably has to reinstall the entire store just to add products.
  • Snow Leopard is on the Apple Store for $35.
  • Mainstream press was guessing the 28th.
    Apple rushes it out early to distract the press from all the negative stories about Google Voice?
  • Who needs an apple tablet my hp mini hackintosh works awesome. To be honest I think apple is wrong if they gave me a tiny netbook with full osx it would be amazing especially if it had like 12hour batt life. As it is I definately don't need a gigantic iPhone with a huge touchpad keyboard I would much rather a regular netbook but with better graphics
  • I think, since my mac Mimi delivers on the 25th that snow lepord should be with the box. We will see. Other wise a lot of paperwork and anther $10.