Apple Online Store will be offline tonight as it is 'being updated'

Apple has published an update to its System Status page confirming the online Apple Store page will be "updated and unavailable" tomorrow.

According to a recent report, Apple is planning to launch its new iPads at an event in early April.

When Apple announces new products via a press release the announcement normally happens around 8:30 AM Eastern.

Apple also lists Photo Print Products are also scheduled for maintenance at the same time, which could mean that they'll be updating the infrastructure for that or suggest that this maintenance is not related to new products.

The existing 12.9-inch iPad Pro will also be getting the True Tone display, which is now limited to the current 9.7-inch model. Apart from this, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro along with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro are expected to be updated as well. Besides new slates, there has been talk that Apple will soon announce a 128GB Apple iPhone SE, and a red-hued Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. According to her, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro would maintain its current size.

The iPad Pro 2017 will reportedly have a 10.5-inch model and a low-priced 9.7-inch model that will be unveiled on the Apple March event.

All three of the new iPad Pro models are expected to be equipped with quad microphones.

For now, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro with A9X chip has an entry price of $599, while the A8X-powered iPad Air 2 starts at $399. This is when the Apple Store will come back online after an outage overnight.

The site also reports that the existing 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be getting the True Tone display, which is now limited to the 9.7-inch model. Moreover, the 12.9-inch model will feature a huge screen that is supported with Apple Pencil Stylus and a very powerful processor with no headphone port. Combine that with the rumors that have been swirling about product updates, and it's definitely time to be suspicious.

Apple first unveiled the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in September 2015, making it the firm's biggest tablet to date.

The smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro was then introduced in March.

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