Apple’s online storefront retreated ahead of the Worldwide Developers Conference main event, which is set to begin at 10:00 AM PT.


It’s been several years since Apple released new hardware at WWDC, but the fact that the Store is down suggests we might be seeing some new hardware today. Apple routinely closes the online store in the hours leading up to special events when new products are expected.

This is the first time that Apple’s online store has retreated before WWDC since 2017, when several hardware updates were announced for the iPad Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac. WWDC 2017 also saw Apple preview the original iMac Pro and HomePod, which weren’t released until December 2017 and February 2018, respectively.

Rumors have indicated that Apple may unveil a new 2022 MacBook Air at WWDC, the device is expected to feature a redesigned MacBook-like chassis without the crumble, several new iMac-like color options, white frames, a white keyboard and, possibly, a chip. M2 is faster.

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