Apple's Online Store Will Be Unavailable Tomorrow Due To 'Maintenance'

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It Could Be A Big Week for Apple With New iPad Launch iOS 10.3

While a completely new iPad doesn't sound like the sort of thing Apple would release without a media event, a RED iPhone or refreshed iMac is totally plausible.

Apple is pulling down the page for "maintenance" on March 21st between between 3:00am and 8:30am Eastern Time - that's between 7am and 12:30pm GMT.

The page was first spotted by MacRumors, which noted the company typically issues press releases right around the time the store is set to come back online.

However, Apple has hosted March events four times in the past six years, and in 2011 and 2012, it introduced new iPad models at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. So whatever new products are coming tomorrow, if indeed they are coming, will more than likely be announced via an official press release - as opposed to an official product-unveiling event, such as the company held a year ago on March 21st.

If the latest analysts' report is correct, and the event is scheduled for next week, then would be much shorter notice than the company usually leaves. Previous rumors have heavily emphasized that at least three new iPad models will be unveiled this month.

Apple is allegedly preparing for the launch of its new iPad lineups this year, a 9.7-inch, 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 10.5-inch device. One of those reports, which was spearheaded by the popular Japanese blog, Macotokara, speculated that a revamped 9.7-inch "iPad Pro 2" could be launched as early as March 31st.

The maintenance, which means the Apple store will be "updated and unavailable", will take place between midnight and 5:30 a.m.

This could all be rumor-fueled speculation - the site might just need a tune-up, and Apple would be remiss to leave its fans in the lurch for such a long chunk of time. We've been hearing that Apple might be updating it to include a 128GB storage option, bringing it in line with other new iPhones.

The Cupertino-based technology company was previously rumoured to debut new products this week. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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