The Apple Store has been taken offline.

From around 1045GMT the site has been displaying its traditional "We'll be back soon - We are busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back shortly" message.

This could herald the anticipated arrival of a new line of MacBook Pros, though it had been reported earlier this week that they wouldn't be unveiled until Intel's Light Peak announcement, due to take place at 1800GMT today.

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