While this could turn out to be nothing at all, there’s an interesting detail on Apple’s system status page:
the Apple Online Store is scheduled to go down tomorrow from 12:00 am to 5:30 am PT. Apple’s online store typically goes offline for several hours ahead of product refreshes. Apple cites scheduled maintenance for the offline period, as MacRumors first pointed out, but the page specifies that the Apple Online Store “will be updated” which could mean either backend components or new product pages. With so many products due to be updated at any point, the speculation that this could mean new product releases is warranted. Without specifying which products, MacRumors reported last week that trusted “supply chain analysts” believe Apple will release something new as soon as this week. Apple has typically held a spring event in March to unveil new hardware and some have suggested such an event could take place in April this year instead. Rumored new products include both 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPads as well as a rumored 10.5-inch model with new design. The current sizes are expected to be a minor refresh which may not warrant an event, however, while the new size would surely need stage time to present.
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