Apple's online store to go down tomorrow, new products imminent?

Yolanda Curtis
March 22, 2017

Apple unveils a new version of macOS every year at WWDC, so the company will probably unveil the next version of MacOS (10.13) at WWDC this year.

MacRumors notes that Apple typically issues press releases at 8:30 a.m. EST, which is when the company's store is scheduled to come back online.

According to MacRumours, the renewed speculation is even more believable given that Apple commonly publishes its press releases at 8:30am Eastern Time, which coincides exactly with the end of the so-called "maintenance" update.

For instance, MacWorld reported that announcement of Apple's 2017 iPad Pro 2 release date may happen later this March.

Apple first unveiled the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in September 2015, making it the firm's biggest tablet to date.

Apple is infamous for always overpricing its products and the new iPad Pro 2 offering is not going to be an exception to this rule. The Apple System Status page shows besides the current status of a service also upcoming maintenance. The odds favor new product announcements from Apple, possibly as soon as tomorrow morning.

As it has done for the past two years, Apple traditionally holds a March product launch and invites media people weeks before. The company said the new iPad features a beautifully bright Retina display with over 3.1 million pixels for stunning pictures and videos.

Reliable sources, including KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, and blog Mac Otakara, have all quoted sources with knowledge of the planned March Event.

This will allow the Cupertino company to dramatically reduce the size of the bezels around the display, except for the bezel along the top of the device, which contains the FaceTime camera and is said to remain.

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