PROOF: Apple Has New Hardware Ready to Launch

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) online store has been taken down in the hours before its Worldwide Developers Conference begins with a keynote address from chief executive Tim Cook, adding definitive credence to suspicions that the company may be preparing to launch a new hardware product at the event.

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At 10:40 a.m. EDT on Monday, visitors to store.apple.com are receiving a “We’ll be back” message, familiar to earlier product launches from the company. The key note is scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT.

There have long been rumors that Apple may announce updates to its Mac line at the conference. The new computers are rumored to be getting high-definition retina displays, faster Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) processors, and other changes borrowed from the company’s mobile devices. While the message on the online store front is a very clear hint, it gives no additional clue to whether there will be an entirely new line of computers, or whether there will simply be some significant changes. The rest of the message simply says: “We’re busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back soon.” Stay tuned!

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