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

It was first rumoured that the firm would release a trio of iPads at an event in March. Interestingly, the 10.5-inch model will sport an edgeless display with minimal bezels.

Barring a major scheduling change, it looks like the only new Apple tablet to launch this spring will be a second-generation 9.7-inch iPad Pro. But fans hoping to get their hands on the devices may be left waiting longer than the estimated March release date.

According to the latest, Apple in 2017 plans to release three new iPad models, an affordable 9.7-inch model, a revamped 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and a brand new 10.5-inch device.

And surprisingly, they will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack unlike the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets that were unveiled a year ago.

The Apple System Status page reports, "Apple Online Store - Upcoming Maintenance Tomorrow, 3:00AM - 8:30 AM All users will be affected".

However, at this point in time, we have no news what products could the company be planning to release.

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We've been expecting a 2017 March Apple Event for weeks and multiple sources pointed to new Apple products this month. Last week it was reported that something new could be coming as soon as this week.

But on the other hand, Samsung is launching its latest and greatest on March 29th, and releasing a new handset at the same time would be a classically trolly move from Apple.

Are you waiting to buy the iPad Pro 2, iPad Air 3 or even a 2017 Mac Mini? This model may not be unveiled until next month according to a recent report.

"Mac Otakara does not have a flawless track record with Apple rumors, but its sources have proven accurate on multiple occasions in the past" said Mac Rumours. This is when the Apple Store will come back online after an outage overnight.

Most recently, a report suggested that the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models will be upgraded this year with under-the-hood speed enhancements. This means that it will probably be priced at $399 and that it will be powered by an A9X processor which will also power the large 12.9 inch model.

Not much information is available about the next update, however people have already shown interest in a Health app, Home app, and dedicated Music app for MacOS.

  • Toni Ryan