Apple-Tracker.com Shuts Down After Takedown Notice From Apple

Apple-Tracker
Apple tends to run out of stock on iPads and iPhones shortly after new releases.  Thousands of people stand in line right before the devices start selling at the retail stores as well.  Consumers can also order Apple products online, but they are often sold out shortly after they are released.

This is why a web developer created an Apple tracking website to help people find new iPhone 5s and iPad Air devices.  This is why Apple sent Apple-tracker.com a DMCA takedown notice.

An Apple representative said that the website “scrapes and collects data from apple.com in violation of the apple.com Internet Service Terms of Use.” The owner of the website, known as Mordy, decided to shut down the website as soon as he (or she) received the request.

“I’m not really interested in picking a fight with apple so… I guess it time to just say goodbye,” said the website owner.  Apple-tracker.com allowed consumers to search for iPhones and iPads using a ZIP code with filters for certain models and carriers.

[Source: The Verge]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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