Apple closed its online store on Monday morning, ahead of its scheduled iPhone event starting at 10 a.m. PT.
"We can't wait to show you what we have in store. Our virtual doors are just about to open. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your patience as we work to get everyone in as quickly as possible. Keep checking back, because it won't be long now," reads a message on the Apple Store website. The message rotates through several languages. The entire Apple website is not down, but the store is disabled temporarily. Customers can still browse through product pages but will not be able to purchase anything online until after Apple's press event. Apple's physical stores are still open if you need to purchase any Apple products.
At today's event, Apple is expected to unveil a new, long-awaited 4-inch iPhone, a new iPad, new Apple Watch bands, colors, and possibly a new Watch OS. According to reports, the new iPhone will be called the iPhone SE, which stands for Special Edition, and will feature last-generation technology. The iPhone SE is said to include an A8 chip, 8 megapixel camera, and no 3D Touch. The new iPad is expected to be a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, bringing support for the Apple Pencil and Keyboard to the traditional iPad size. Apple fans should not expect a new Apple Watch at the event, but Apple is said to be unveiling some new colors and materials for Apple Watch bands. You can watch the event live on Apple's website though, as usual, Apple is limiting the live video feed to users running Safari on an iOS device running iOS 7 or higher, Mac OS X 10.8.5 with Safari 6.0.5 or newer, or users with a second or third generation Apple TV with 6.0 or later. Windows 10 users can also watch live from the Microsoft Edge browser.
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