Apple Store Down in Advance of (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and New 9.7-inch iPad Launch at 8:01 a.m. Pacific Time

Apple took down its on-line retailer early this morning as the company prepares to launch its special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in extra than 40 worldwide places and areas world extensive.

Internet prospects attempting to entry the store a part of the U.S. site are being met with the acquainted "We've got something special in store for you" placeholder, accompanied by a relaunch time of eight:01 a.m. Pacific Time, which is when Apple beforehand talked about it’d formally be launching the model new pink colorway iPhone.

At current Apple may be launching a model new lower priced 9.7-inch iPad to trade the iPad Air 2, along with new storage tier decisions for the iPhone SE and the iPad mini 4.

The PRODUCT(RED) iPhone 7 is perhaps accessible in 128GB and 256GB storage capacities for the same $749/$849 and $869/$969 prices as a result of the equal iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus fashions in regular colors. The anodized aluminum's vibrant pink finish has a white Apple emblem and white entrance bezels.

Apple's new tablet, which it is merely calling "iPad", is Apple's new entry-level model on the 9.7-inch measurement, starting at $329 for 32GB and $429 for 128GB. The gadget is perhaps accessible in extra than 20 worldwide places and areas.

The model new 32GB and 128GB storage capacities for the iPhone SE will value $399 and $499 respectively, altering the distinctive 16GB ($399) and 64GB ($449) storage capacities. All completely different specs for the smaller profile handset keep the similar.

The model new 128GB model iPad mini 4 with Wi-Fi will start at $399, which was beforehand the worth for the 32GB model with Wi-Fi, which has been discontinued. A cellular model with 128GB of storage could even be accessible for $529.

All through Tuesday's announcement of the model new merchandise, Apple moreover launched new Apple Watch bands and iPhone situations in new colors.

Whatever the unusually early shuttering of the store, it's not attainable that it pertains to one thing except for updates to the net ordering course of to copy the model new merchandise, nonetheless we'll maintain readers updated as rapidly as we research further.

(Thanks, Andrea!)