Apple Store Offline Ahead of WWDC Keynote

Appleis online retail store was replaced early Monday morning with the familiar "Weill be back soon" message. The storeis status change comes only hours ahead of the Cupertino companyis World Wide Developer Conference and the scheduled keynote presentation featuring CEO Steve Jobs.

New iPhones on the way?

Analysts expect Mr. Jobs to introduce a second generation update for the companyis popular iPhone with support for 3G wireless data networking. Investors and consumers are excited about the prospect of a 3G-based iPhone since it will offer faster data communication than the EDGE technology available in the current model.

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