iTunes is Down and Ominous

In preparation of this morning’s event, Apple has disabled iTunes, most likely to prepare for its $14.99 movie download service. Users have been being greeted by the “It’s Showtime” message, but currently it seems to just be timing out.

The event is scheduled to start at 10PST, 12CST, 1EST. I’m betting on an updated iPod, Airtunes Video and, of course, movie downloads through iTunes (iMovies?).

Apple Disables Access To iTunes [Gizmodo]

Apple iTunes Store is down. For now. [Engadget]