Apple Store goes down as something new is rolled out

It seems the Apple Store is down, displaying the all-too-familiar cycling "We'll be back" message in a variety of languages. This is the modus operandi that takes effect when Apple updates the store, but what the update/item (or items, as it were) is/are is unknown. While we wait to find out, drop a comment after the jump and let us know what you think is in store (pun intended).

In some ways, it is nice knowing what is coming, making that "We'll be back" sign an indication that the waiting is over. When the notice appears out of nowhere, however, there's a sort of held-breath excitement as we wait in unison to find out what the Cupertino company is up to, and what we'll find after the store comes back. Such is the case this time.

Back in October, the same notice went up as the store went down on the eve of the iPad mini's launch. It did the same in September as the iPhone 5 was added, in June when Mac hardware was added, back in February 2011 when the refreshed MacBook Pros were rolled get the point. There's something coming, and hopefully we won't have to wait too long to find out what it is.

In recent Apple news, a patent cropped up yesterday showing that Apple is toying with the idea of convertible touchscreen Macs with removable displays, age recommendations have been added to the App Store, and the company's spaceship campus is behind schedule (but still awesome), among other things. Stay tuned, and we'll update you as soon as we know more!