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Whenever a new product is imminent from Apple, the first thing most die-hards do is rush to the online store to check for the familiar yellow sticky note. On Tuesday night, however, the online store went down briefly and the yellow sticky was MIA.
MacRumors is reporting that Apple has replaced that familiar “We’ll be back soon” yellow sticky note graphic on its online store. Although Apple is no different from any other company and sometimes needs to take their virtual store down for maintenance, this yellow sticky graphic is often equated with new products about to arrive, much to the glee of Apple junkies.
Well, say hello to Apple’s new and improved “We’ll be back” message, which made its debut appearance on Tuesday night as the online store did some behind-the-scenes maintenance with no apparent changes when it lit up again.
“We’re busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back soon,” the new graphic with an OS X Lion-like linen background reads. The message is nearly word-for-word a match from the previous yellow sticky version, with the exception of “store” having been replaced with a more specific “Apple Store” and “shortly” replaced by “soon.”
MacRumors notes that a number of Apple products are due for a refresh in the months ahead, including the MacBook Pro which missed its annual update earlier this year, and the Mac Pro, which hasn’t had a significant update in years beyond spec bumps.
So, welcome the new “We’ll be back soon” graphic -- we’ll likely be seeing a lot of it this year. And of course, RIP to the yellow sticky version, too…
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(Image courtesy of MacRumors)