Apple Store is down (in many languages) ahead of iPhone 5 reveal

With the iPhone 5 press event scheduled to be held later today in San Fransisco, its not a shock to learn that Apple has been busy making some behind-the-scenes updates to prepare for a huge amount of purchases on its online store.

Currently, the Apple.com store front is showing a message that the company is "busy updating the Apple Store" but it should be back online "soon". We are going to guess that it will come back online shortly after the press event, which is currently scheduled to start at 1 pm Eastern time (10 am Pacific time).

One cool thing about the store front at the moment is that it is showing the message in pretty much every language known to man. The message is actually an animated .gif image that changes to show the same message in a different language every few seconds

In addition to the new iPhone 5, Apple could also offer refreshed versions of some iPod media devices in its online store later today. Apple has never actually disclosed just how many units of its various products are sold directly from its own online store, but we would guess that number is "a lot".

Source: Apple online store | Image via Apple

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Are we going to get a post for every little thing Apple announces today?
This isn't news.
Slow news day?

Insert every other whiny line the Apple fanboys use when there are a couple headlines about Win8 or Win Phone.

nohone said,
Are we going to get a post for every little thing Apple announces today?
This isn't news.
Slow news day?

Insert every other whiny line the Apple fanboys use when there are a couple headlines about Win8 or Win Phone.


I heard they are changing the radius on their icons by 2 pixels... which is significant because that's like 5000 dots on their screen.

Interested to see this press event. It's always fun to watch the planted nerds in the front rows wetting themselves and whooping like deranged gibbons.

But seriously I do enjoy seeing if they'll actually come up with anything decent for a change.

technikal said,
Interested to see this press event. It's always fun to watch the planted nerds in the front rows wetting themselves and whooping like deranged gibbons.

But seriously I do enjoy seeing if they'll actually come up with anything decent for a change.

You just jelly you can't afford it.