Apple Store Down, New Product on the Way?

May 03, 2009 | Chris Maxcer | Comments 0

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Apple usually shuts down and updates its store around important product announcements . . . and generally Apple shuts it down during the official announcements or events.

Once the event is over, the store usually opens with the new products ready to buy — new aluminum unibody MacBooks or new iPods, for example. But the store is down now, today, a Sunday . . . so what gives?

Hard to say. Incremental updates? Something big?

We’ll find out soon enough, of course!

UPDATE: So far, we’ve been unable to find any significant new products, but the shopping cart interface is much improved — mostly design tweaks to include a cleaner layout, product pics, etc., but the cart also features a zip code box that helps instantly calculate shipping without loading a new page. And when you enter a zip code, it also generates the estimated tax you’ll likely pay at checkout. It looks good and seems to work well.

Ooh, one more thing: try adding a few items to your cart, then view your cart, then remove an item. It’s just some slick eye-candy removal action, but still — nice.

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About the Author: Chris Maxcer is editor and publisher of He's been writing about the tech industry for years. While he enjoys wicked cool gear and design, there's something to be said for turning it all off — or most of it — to go outside. To contact him, take a firstname.lastname guess at

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