Update: Apple did not announce the iPad Pro 2 today. Instead it revealed a new tablet simply called iPad that replaces the iPad Air 2. Take a look at the links below for a full look at everything Apple revealed today.
- New iPad is cheaper, thicker and a bit more powerful
- New iPad: everything you need to know
- RIP iPad Mini 2: now is the time to buy Apple's mini tablet
- New iPad 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: what's new on Apple's latest tablet?
- Apple's new Clips iPhone app makes videos for Instagram and Facebook
Original story: The Apple Store is down and rumors suggest Apple is preparing it for new models of iPad and maybe some other new product updates.
Rumors point toward a release of the iPad Pro 2. Some sources are reporting Apple is working on a 10.5-inch model to sit between the already released 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch lines.
Whether the middle iPad will be ready for today's announcement is currently unclear, but iterative updates to the two current iPad Pro models seem more plausible.
New Apple products incoming
A system status webpage cited the store going down for maintenance and said it should be back up at 12:30PM GMT (8:30AM EST, 5:30AM PST, 11:30PM AEST).
Apple typically posts its press releases for new products at that exact time, so it all seems to add up and we'd recommend checking back later today for all the latest news.