The online Apple store is down ahead of September 10th media event

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Apple store is down

As we’ve come to expect before Apple media events, the online Apple Stores has locked its doors and put newspaper over the windows. That means they’re prepping new items for sale or decorating for prom.

It’s unlikely the new iPhones—the upgraded iPhone 5S and the low-cost iPhone 5C—will be available for preorder today, so that means we’re getting an upgrade elsewhere, or perhaps something entirely new. Of course, it could also be that they’re just redesigning the interface. I’ve had enough with speculation at this point, and see no reason to do so just hours before a launch anyway. But if you thought your wallet was safe at least until this Friday when Apple is expected to open iPhone preorders, you may be out of luck.

If you do want a hint of what’s ahead, check out our September 10th media event rumor roundup. In addition, Appletell associate editor Aaron Kraus offers his analysis in the latest edition of our AppleTell All Night podcast. If you can wait, join us at 10:00am PDT today for our Apple media event live blog.

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