Update 4:47pm PST: The Apple Store is back up after being down for just around an hour. Everything looks the same to me so far.
The news: Apple’s online store is currently down around the world for no apparent reason.
- “Be right back” Apple says, “We’re making updates to the Apple Store. Check back soon.”
Our take: This is strange, considering that we just got some new products earlier today. I highly doubt there will be anything new on the store and that this is just maintenance of some kind: but why bring the store down at ~4pm PST in the middle of the day here in the US?