Apple's online Stores across the world are currently offline, suggesting that new product updates are on the way.

Rumours on Mac sites in recent weeks have suggested that new MacBooks, a Mac mini replacement and a revamped Apple TV may all be on the cards. So too could a 16GB version of the iPhone.

Or it could just be official confirmation of the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system launch, which is expected to take place on Friday 26 October.

We'll let you know what's new - if anything - as soon as Apple Store sites comes back up.