Apple has taken its online storefront down in order to prepare for the launch of the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, the Apple TV 4K, and the new Apple Watch Series 3 models. Pre-orders are expected to begin at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time or 3:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, September 15 in the United States.
In other countries, pre-order times will vary. Pre-orders kick off at 5:01 p.m. in Sydney, for example, 3:01 p.m. in China, and 8:01 a.m. in the UK. Apple has confirmed the time for the iPhone 8 and Apple TV 4K launch, and while the company has not listed a pre-order time for the Apple Watch, orders for the wearable device is likely to begin at the same time.
Apple’s online store has gone down ahead of its first-ever event at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California later today.
Apple will provide a live stream of the event on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV starting at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
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At the event, Apple is widely expected to announce the „iPhone X“ with an OLED display, wireless charging, and facial recognition. It is rumored the company will also unveil a new Apple TV with support for 4K video playback, and new Apple Watch Series 3 [...]
A collection of Star Wars toys, including Sphero’s new R2-D2 and BB-9E droids, are now available to purchase from Apple’s online store.
R2-D2 and BB-9E can be controlled with an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. More details can be found in our earlier coverage of the droids. BB-9E App-Enabled Droid by Sphero — $149.95 R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid by Sphero — $179.95
Apple’s new Star Wars accessories page also has a trio of Star Wars quadcopter drones by Propel, and a kit for creating your own Star Wars droid. Propel Star Wars T-65 X-Wing Starfighter Battle Quadcopter Drone — $179.95 Propel Star Wars Tie Advanced X1 Battle Quadcopter [...]