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Apple store closed, company is ‘updating stock’

The online Apple Store has shuttered its doors for the time being.

As Apple devotees wait breathlessly for news of the latest version of the iPad, a cheerful yellow sticky note attached to Apple’s online store reads, “We’ll be back soon!” And an additional note on the site reads: “We are busy updating the store for you and will be back shortly.”

Those who follow Apple closely know the company shuts down its store whenever it is about to announce a new product.

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Rumors on the Internet have long predicted Apple on Wednesday will announce a new iPad -- HD. As of this writing, the company has just unveiled updates to its box top Apple TV.

We can’t help but feel a little sorry for normal, non-Apple obsessed people, who may be very confused why they can’t get online and order their 12-year-old an iTouch for his birthday.

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