Apple Store sitemap down ahead of 'Spring Loaded' launch event

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in Future Apple Hardware edited April 20
The online Apple Store is currently working as normal, but Apple's map of product sales pages is down ahead of the "Spring Loaded" iPad event.

The Apple Store sitemap is showing the familiar
The Apple Store sitemap is showing the familiar "Be right back" message


Apple always takes down its online Apple Store ahead of launches, but usually it's the entire store. This time, with hours to go before its "Spring Loaded" event, only the store's comparatively obscure sitemap is showing the familiar "Be right back" message.

All current Apple products are available to buy through their regular pages, and can be reached by the usual apple.com/store address. However, www.apple.com/shop/sitemaps/sitemap.xml is down.

So are all variants on that, such as www.apple.com/shop/sitemaps/sitemap-accessories.xml, or /sitemap-mac, for instance. Trying /sitemap-airtags also gets the "Be right back" page -- but so does entering /sitemap- followed by random letters.






It's possible that the sitemap is being revamped as entirely new pages, such as one for "AirTags", are being added. However, it's also possible that this is just the start of the store being taken down as usual, and the other pages will follow closer to the event.

The sitemap being taken down was first spotted by The 8-Bit.

Apple's "Spring Loaded" event is anticipated to introduce "AirTags" alongside new iPad models. AppleInsider will be covering the event live from 10 a.m. Pacific.




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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 2,103member
    Do AppleInsider staff operate 24 hours overnight before a major Apple event?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 8
    saareksaarek Posts: 1,300member
    Come on seriously overdue refreshed Apple TV!!!!!
  • Reply 3 of 8
    iPad Mini Pro!
  • Reply 4 of 8
    fred1fred1 Posts: 750member
    So the name is now officially “the ‘Spring Loaded’ iPad event.”?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 8
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,009member
    saarek said:
    Come on seriously overdue refreshed Apple TV!!!!!
    Get ready for disappointment.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    Do AppleInsider staff operate 24 hours overnight before a major Apple event?
    I think the article’s writer is english and as such its already daytime over here
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 8
    uraharaurahara Posts: 525member
    iPad Mini Pro!
    iPad Mini Pro Max!
  • Reply 8 of 8
    WgkruegerWgkrueger Posts: 285member
    lkrupp said:
    saarek said:
    Come on seriously overdue refreshed Apple TV!!!!!
    Get ready for disappointment.
    Oops
    watto_cobra
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