Apple Store down - new Mac Pros on the way or hacker attack?

The Apple Store is offline, leading to speculation that the company is about to announce a refresh to the Mac Pro line, or that its site is under attack.

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The Apple Store is offline, leading to speculation that the company is about to announce a refresh to the Mac Pro line, or that its site is under attack.

The US Apple Store is showing the standard "We'll be back soon" page and it is inaccesible from the UKThe UK Apple Store has been intermittently showing error messages, and neither the US nor the UK sites are displaying the usual notification that Apple employs when it takes its stores offline ahead of a new product launch.

It had been rumoured earlier in the year that the Mac Pro line would get an update in August, though more recently it was said that Intel had not yet provided Apple with any suitable processors for the Mac Pro range and updates wouldn't come until the end of the year.