Apple Store Offline Ahead of "Spring forward" Media Event

Apple's Web-based store was replaced with the usual "We'll be back" tease ahead of Monday morning's "Spring forward" media event. The iPhone and iPad maker is expected to show off its soon to be released Apple Watch, and finally give us the device's specs along with detailed pricing information.

Apple's Web store offline ahead of today's media eventApple's Web store offline ahead of today's media event

Apple first showed off the Apple Watch smartwatch last September with little more than a skeleton list of product details. The company said its smartwatch will be available with two screen sizes, and a choice of aluminium, stainless steel, or gold bodies with several wrist band options.

The device will include a touch-sensitive interface, vibration alerts that feel as if someone is tapping your wrist, a built-in microphone for Siri voice commands, notifications for incoming messages and calls from your iPhone, heart rate sensors, step tracking, and support for third-party apps.

Today's media event will most likely fill in the blanks, like just how much each model will cost, how much we'll have to pay for extra wrist bands, when Apple Watch will be in stores, and whether or not pre-orders will be available.

Apple's Spring forward media event is set to start at 10AM pacific time, so be sure to check in with The Mac Observer for our coverage and analysis.