Apple Store Down – Apple Media Event Today

This morning, the online Apple Store has been taken down temporarily stating “We are busy updating the store for you and will be back shortly.” This action usually indicates a new product being released or updated. It is no wonder with the Apple Media Event just a few short hours away.

We’re not expecting the store to be active until once the event is over and Apple as released the next iteration of the iPad. What exactly will that be? Will there be a smaller version? Retina Display? How about a SD card slot, USB or a Thunderbolt port for external storage? Front facing FaceTime camera? Perhaps a matte screen for using in bright sunlight?

Time will tell and we’ll be back with the details soon.

Update 1:15pm: Well, the iPad 2 has been announced and the store is back up again. With Front and Rear facing camera, a faster A5 processor, better graphics, a thinner body and available in black or white. Coming March 11th. Further details on the Apple Event coming soon…