Apple online store down ahead of iPhone 5 unveiling

Apple takes down online store as it prepares to launch the iPhone 5 and white iPod Touch

Apple iPhone 5 launch event teased as the online Apple store is taken down to make way for the next-generation iPhone 4 replacement as well as a nwe iPod Touch and other possible arrivals

Ahead of this evening’s Apple iPhone 5 launch event Apple’s online store has been taken down with the now infamous yellow post-it note and ‘We’ll be back soon’ declaration teasing a selection of upcoming arrivals.

Once again stating “We are busy updating the store for you and will be back shortly,” the Apple online retail outlet looks set to add a host of new products in the coming hours with the eagerly awaited Apple iPhone 5 to land alongside a refreshed white iPod Touch.

Apple iPhone 5 Launch: What to expect

Kicking off at 6pm GMT today, Apple’s ‘Let’s talk iPhone’ event has been the thing of rumour speculation for months with last week’s confirmation invites putting further expectation on the fanciful feast of exciting new products to be unveiled by the Cupertino company.

With an entry level iPhone dubbed the Apple iPhone 4S expected to launch as a competitor to the influx of low-end Android smartphones, Apple looks set to expand its grip on the mobile market. Celebrating its tenth birthday the iPod is in line to be given another refresh with a white iPod Touch 3G tipped for inclusion. Further possible arrivals include Apple HDTV and app rentals through iOS 5.

Apple iPhone 5 Rumours: The story so far

As Apple prepares to unveil the much mooted iPhone 5 release date, latest iPhone 5 rumours have suggested the handset will land with the same A5 dual-core processor chip found within the iPad 2, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities and a new slimmer form factor.

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