Online Apple Store down ahead of iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max and HomePod mini preorders

Apple late Thursday took its online storefront down as it prepares for what is expected to be a crush of preorders for iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max and HomePod mini.
Following Apple’s typical preorder schedule, the new devices will be made available on Friday at 5 a.m. Pacific, 8 a.m. Eastern. Other products, like as-yet-unreleased iPhone 12 series cases and the MagSafe Duo charger, are also anticipated to launch.Apple unveiled iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and HomePod mini at a special event in October. The company initiated a staggered release that same month, with iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro going up for preorder on Oct. 16.

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