Apple Store is down ahead of ‘One More Thing Mac’ event
The Apple Store went offline this morning, just a few hours before the “One More Thing” Mac launch event was set to kick off. The outage has left thousands of users unable to gain access to the Apple Store. According to DownDetector, a website that provides real-time outage information, Apple Store started experiencing problems around 9 AM Eastern Time. There is no word yet from Apple about how long the outage will last.
Apple Store is a chain of retail stores owned and operated by Apple. The stores sell various Apple products, including Mac personal computers, iPhone smartphones, iPad tablet computers, iPod portable media players, Apple Watch smartwatches, Apple TV digital media players, software, and select third-party accessories.
This is the third Apple event after September’s iPad event and October’s iPhone launch. During the event, Apple is expected to announce its next generation of computers. And unlike the desktops and laptops, it’s sold for the past 14 years, these new computers won’t be powered by a chip made by Intel. Instead, Apple will be using one similar to the chips that power the iPhone and iPad.
Just like the two previous events, this event will be conducted online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.