Apple orders shutdown of site that helps people find Apple products

Each year Apple refreshes its flagship iPad and iPhone devices, and it attracts thousands of shoppers queueing at its stores around the world on release day. For those not wishing to brave the cold, alternatives include ordering online or checking back regularly at stores after stocks deplete. However, one talented web developer created an Apple tracking site this year to help consumers locate new iPhone 5S and iPad Air devices. Similar sites, including Apple’s own version, have appeared over the years, but Apple isn’t happy about this one.

In a DMCA takedown notice issued to Apple-tracker.com, an Apple representative notes that the site “scrapes and collects data from apple.com in violation of the apple.com Internet Service Terms…

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