As of about an hour ago, Apple has officially taken its online retail store offline. This is normal for the Cupertino based tech giant. Apple often closes up shop in the lead up to new product announcements in order to get the website ready for whatever new devices will be announced. Currently, visitors are being greeted with the customary “We’ll be back” message Apple uses ahead of introducing new products in the store.
However, Apple doesn’t usually shut down the retail store so far in advance of an event, leading some to believe that big things are in store at the store.