Apple Store down: new iMac incoming?

The Apple Store is down, with the company's digital shelf-stockers beavering away with a refresh. All signs point to an iMac refresh, with Apple expected to update its all-in-one desktops with Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt connectivity.

Yesterday, discounted iMacs at Best Buy added further fuel to the rumors that Apple was about to replace the range. That followed broader supply chain shortages reported in April, with supplies of all iMac SKUs said to be "constrained" with no ETA on that changing.

We'll be keeping an eye on the Apple Store to see what pops up when the system returns; that usually happens at around 8:30am ET.