Feeds

Apple Store shut to add updated desktops

Back soon, apparently

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

The Apple Store is offline ahead of - it now seems reasonable to assume - new desktop Macs.

Recent rumours have implied that Apple's iMac and Mac Pro lines will be refreshed in the near future.

What with the Apple Store website currently presenting nothing but a "We'll be back soon" notice, and the fact that Apple UK is briefing select journalists - not us, natch - tomorrow, it seems reasonable to assume that not only are today's site tweaks significant but also that they centre on the alleged desktop refresh.

The rumours of a revamp stem from recent claims that US distributors are running low on their stock of these items as supply of current models.

Fanboys are hoping the new machines get USB 3.0 ports in addition to the usual CPU, HDD speed and capacity bumps.

We shouldn't discount the possibility that the Apple TV will also be revamped today, as has also been rumoured. But we'd anticipate more of a fanfare were that the case.

Apple revamped its other desktop Mac, the Mini, in June. You can read our review of it here. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
Old hardware doesn't get any faster with new software
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle
Red-hatted mascot, red-colored logo, red-stained finance books
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.