We’ll be right back: Apple Online Store goes down ahead of iPhone 12 event

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At least some things are predictable here in 2020!
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Apple’s online store has temporarily gone down ahead of its “Hi, Speed” event, which will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. PDT.

When it comes back online following the event, it will likely be with a range of new goodies on offer — including details of the new iPhone 12 handsets and HomePod mini.

Apple Online Store will open in India next month

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Apple is working hard to boost its customer base in India.
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Apple will open its first Apple Online Store for the India market next month, according to a new report by Bloomberg.

The online store will reportedly be up and running for the Dussehra through Diwali holiday season, which kicks off October 25 and runs through November 14. It comes as Apple is upping its focus on the India market.

It’s now even easier to pay with Apple Card on Apple’s Online Store

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Apple Card’s ‘elite card’ status is hitting retailers in the wallet
What could make Apple happier than Apple customers buying Apple goods on its Apple Online Store with Apple Card?
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Paying for your Apple Online Store purchases is easier than ever if you’re an Apple Card user. Starting Tuesday, Apple added the ability the pay for items with a dedicated one-click Apple Card option.

To pay with Apple Card, simply select the Apple Card option when you’re ask to complete your purchase.

Apple Online Store goes down ahead of iPhone 11 pre-orders

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When it comes back, expect new iPhones!
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Apple’s Online Apple Store has gone down ahead of the iPhone 11 pre-orders in the early hours of this morning at 5am PST.

When it comes back, customers will be free to order one of Apple’s new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max handsets for delivery on September 20. Well, so long as you’re quick, that is!

Apple Online Store goes down ahead of iPhone 11 event

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Be right back.
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The Apple Online Store has gone down hours ahead of today’s special event. “Be right back,” reads a notice on the site. “We’re making updates to the Apple Store. Check back soon.”

When the Online Store returns after the conclusion of today’s “By Innovation Only” event, we expect to see information about new iPhones, a refreshed Apple Watch, and more.

10.5-inch iPad Pro killed off by new iPad Air

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Grab yours before it’s too late!
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The 10.5-inch iPad Pro has been removed from the Apple Online Store following the introduction of the new iPad Air.

Apple’s newest slate combines the same 10.5-inch screen with its fastest A12 Bionic processor, making the old iPad Pro redundant. You will still be able to buy the device from third-parties for now, however — and at a discounted rate.

AirPower incoming? Apple Online Store mysteriously goes down

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What's happening?
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The Apple Online Store has mysteriously gone down this morning, leading fans to wonder whether AirPower and new iPads are on the way.

Apple has an event planned for March 25, but it is thought that will focus on services rather than hardware. It is certainly plausible that refreshed devices will be added to the store this morning without much fanfare.

Apple’s online store goes down ahead of today’s event

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What are you looking forward to from today's Apple event?
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As expected, the Apple Online Store has gone down (purposely) hours ahead of today’s special event.

When it returns following Apple’s keynote event, we expect to see redesigned versions of the iPad Pro, a new low-cost MacBook, refreshed iMac models, and — after four years of waiting — a more powerful Mac mini desktop.