The online store Apple went out of service ahead of the start of the main event of the Worldwide Developers Conference.
It's been several years since Apple unveiled new hardware at WWDC, but the fact that the store is down suggests we might see some new devices this time around. The company has a habit of shutting down the online store in the hours before special events where new products are expected.
This is the first time Apple's online store has dropped before WWDC since 2017, when several hardware refreshes were announced for the iPad Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac. At WWDC 2017 we also saw previews of the iMac Pro and the original HomePod, which were released in December 2017 and February 2018, respectively.
It's rumored that Apple might unveil the new MacBook Air 2022 at this year's WWDC, with the device expected to feature a redesigned chassis, several new color options, white bezels, a white keyboard and possibly a faster M2 chip.