A few days ago we informed you of a site launched to help you keep track of which U.S. stores had stock of iPhones and iPads. Apple-tracker.com was originally launched to help avoid being disappointed by levels of stock of the iPhone 5s a few weeks ago, and was updated this week to include iPad Air tracking. You’d simply select the device you wanted to buy and the page would search through all local stores automatically giving you the ability to see which stores had what stock.
While it may collect data in “violation” of Apple’s terms, it’s sad to see the company enforcing that a site – which essentially helped customers to buy its products more conveniently – be shut down. Doesn’t make a great deal of sense to me, but then again, this is Apple. It often does things that don’t make sense.