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This likely means that Apple is preparing its back-end technology to handle the preorder payload.
Advance orders began online at 12 a.m. PT on Friday, but the online Apple Store still wasn't back up two hours later. And some other preorder sites had hiccups, including Sprint and T-Mobile.
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Customers can now order the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 tablets, which will be released next week.
With Thursday's event just a few hours away, Apple has taken down its retail site as it likely preps it to showcase new products.
If you are using Family Sharing, you can easily hide apps from your Purchased list. Unhiding app purchases, however, requires iTunes.
Due to local laws against anonymous free speech, the secret-sharing app is no longer available in the App Store in Brazil.
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The update, which became available for download Monday, adds support for Apple Pay, brings back the camera roll and launches the iCloud photo library.
In this data snapshot, the new version of iOS was spotted on almost half of all devices that checked in at Apple's App Store on Sunday.