The online store went down on Monday.

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Apple will be right back, but what will it bring?

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The Apple Store went down early Monday, which typically precedes the arrival of new hardware.

It comes a week ahead of its March 25 event, but that’s expected to focus on Apple’s Netflix-like streaming service and/or its news service.

We got a hint that Apple would reveal iPad and iMac updates ahead of the event from a Saturday tweet by Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, as previously reported by 9to5Mac.

Mark Gurman

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If Apple was to be planning, say, new iPad and iMac announcements for this week, it would make a real statement about how much it wants to focus its March 25th event on its news and video services.

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“If Apple was to be planning, say, new iPad and iMac announcements for this week, it would make a real statement about how much it wants to focus its March 25th event on its news and video services,” he wrote.

Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Back in December, we heard rumors that Apple would launch a pair of lower-priced iPad models — a 7.9-inch model and another that’s more than 10 inches — in 2019.

First published at 2:27 a.m PT.
Updated at 3:00 a.m. PT: Adds more details.

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