updated 12:00 pm EST, Tue January 9, 2007
Apple Store closes
The Apple Store online has closed for maintenance updates ahead of company CEO Steve Jobs keynote speech, which is scheduled to take place at San Francisco's Moscone Center during the Macworld Conference & Expo. Displaying the usual "We'll be back soon." post-it note image, the store notifies users that Apple employees are busy updating the store, and that service will return shortly. Historically Apple takes down its store during planned special events and at unsuspecting times to add new products or upgrade its services. Industry watchers and analysts expect the Cupertino-based company to debut a cellular phone during the keynote speech today, alongside potential movie deals with Paramount to offer full-length feature films on the iTunes Music Store for purchase and download. Visitors can tune in to MacNN's live coverage of the keynote speech to view events as they happen.