Like clockwork, Apple’s online store has been brought down as the team in Cupertino prepares the new pages tablet fans around the world having been waiting for. The Apple Store went down shortly after 10:00AM ET, and we don’t expect it to come back up until shortly after 1:00PM when Apple finally lets the cat out of the bag — not that’s it has really been in the bag for the past few months. Stay tuned to BGR for all the latest iPad 2 news as it breaks.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.