You know that the inevitable was going to happen when Apple introduced the iPad Air as well as the iPad mini with Retina display not too long ago, and that would be the respective devices appearing on Apple’s online store in due time. Cupertino’s modus operandi works this way – the moment a particular device is about to be introduced and made available online, the whole Apple Store would be rendered inaccessible, and this is exactly what is happening at the moment amidst the iPad mini with Retina display launch rumors.
In fact, it was discovered prior of what could very well be an internal Apple document that more or less showed off a November 12th launch date for the iPad mini with Retina display, and that could very well be true considering how the Apple Store right now has a simple splash page that advises us to be patient in a slew of languages because the site has gone down for maintenance. What do you think it is? A routine maintenance, or a special kind of maintenance where the products database is updated to include a slew of upcoming and new devices? Only time will tell, and this is a good opportunity to exercise the virtue of patience.