updated 10:26 am EDT, Tue September 10, 2013
Apple commences usual preparations
As expected, the online Apple store has gone down temporarily ahead of today's iPhone event in Cupertino. Apple closes the store ahead of launch events in order to update content without revealing it to the public prematurely. The store should return to normal after the event is over.
The centerpiece of the presentation is expected to be two iPhones, the 5C and 5S. Apple should also reveal the launch date of iOS 7, and announce updates to some minor product lines, including the iPod touch, shuffle, and nano. The company could set a date for OS X Mavericks, but that's less certain.