updated 12:45 pm EDT, Tue August 7, 2007
Apple Store offline
Apple's online store is down with the company's usual image of a yellow sticky note reading "We'll be back soon." The store went offline just minutes before Apple's special event is scheduled to take place where industry watchers expect new iMacs to surface alongside a revamped edition of iLife and an overhauled .Mac service. Apple historically brings its online store down for maintenance when updating its product or service offerings. The company is well known for taking its store offline just before special events like the one scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. PT today so that technicians can update the store's website to reflect new products.