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Apple takes down a site that helped fans find its products

0. phoneArena 06 Nov 2013, 09:11 posted on

Regardless of which side you wish to take, and even if you're sitting on the fence, it's undeniable that Apple and its products drive demand like no other...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:15 6

1. Sauce (Posts: 1056; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


Any company would do such a thing if they feel something violates their ToS. I don't see why this is newsworthy. Just an attention call to spark haters and flame wars.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:43 8

14. Finalflash (Posts: 1131; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


But the excuse they provided is vague as hell. Likely, as the article suggested, Apple wants people to visit their site instead. They have said they want more direct sales through their website and Apple store so this doesn't come as a surprise.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:52 2

18. dsDoan (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Fanboy war-inciting articles bring more clicks than most articles which actually provide useful information.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:56 1

20. Sauce (Posts: 1056; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


Sadly :,(

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:04 4

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


This information also can be useful, since consumers can see the face of one or another company and make certain conclusions about it.

But I also think that one of the reasons why such article is here, is to generate more traffic. :)

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 11:03

27. robinlim85 (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2013)


like google take down window phone youtube apps?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:52 1

33. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


YouTube belong to Google while Apple-Tracker was not Apple's website.

P.S.
I also feel sorry to Windows Phone users that they must feel discomfort because Google and Microsoft is fighting.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:09

29. androiphone20 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


that's a point right there

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 21:15

40. 14545 (Posts: 983; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Since when would "any company" do such a thing? Maybe it is a vague wording, but any respectable company would eat up the free publicity. Not to mention, THE WEBSITE WAS DIRECTING PEOPLE TO BUY APPLES PRODUCT. So your comment doesn't even make sense.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:16 16

2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Nothing new, just another example of dictatorship obsession.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:20 4

5. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


How's that dictatorship? They're mining data from apple without their consent and there's no telling how accurate the results are. Customer may not realize that and will basically just create customer service problems for apple.

So maybe you need to stop thinking like an anti apple fan and think more like a business in apples shoes.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:27 10

10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...think more like a business in apples shoes."

Why should I? Does Apple pays me money for that or what? I look what is good for me (consumer) not what is good for an company.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:34 20

13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Why dictatorship? Because everyday I hear the same type news from Apple:

Apple banned this...
Apple banned that...
Apple seeks to ban this...
Apple seeks to ban that...
Apple sues this...
Apple sues that...
Apple wants to restrict this...
Apple wants to restrict that...
Limit, ban, restrict and so on...

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:47 2

16. promise7 (Posts: 224; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


You only "hear" that because that's what you choose to hear.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:52 16

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


And this is your "argument" ? Poor.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:12

30. androiphone20 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Yes, that's why it's the most valuable brand brosephine

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 07:39

45. Jommick (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Stock price: GOOG (NASDAQ)$1,022.75
Stock price: AAPL (NASDAQ)$520.92

I hate to say it, but today's numbers don't agree with you.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 15:27

48. dswan3199 (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


You don't really get the stock market do you?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 23:30

43. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


dictatorship yes... but consumers have free choice to chose it so what is the problem?

I am quite happy with my iphone––everything I want works exactly the way I like it... if the "restrictions" cause me and other iphone users to be happy with their phones, what is your problem with it?

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 05:37

44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"dictatorship yes... but consumers have free choice to chose it so what is the problem?"

Did I have said that they can't choice?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:47 4

25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5637; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


And it's pitiful.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:54 2

34. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Also pathetic.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:17 2

3. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Agreed. There was no need to post this as it will only send in the trolls to start a flame war.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:24 3

7. Sauce (Posts: 1056; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


Now that I think of it, any article related to Apple pretty much brings in the shëëëpish haters. Such an ironic cult of followers.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:26 8

9. techguyone (Posts: 91; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Looks like it did, after all you're here now!

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 21:18 2

41. 14545 (Posts: 983; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


You mean like you do every time PA posts anything about android?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:18 12

4. NexusPhan (Posts: 320; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


One of the many reasons Google is a better company than Apple. Here is the playstore availability tracker, for anyone interested.

http://www.n4checker.com/

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:20 4

6. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Oh yeah because google doesn't take down sites and dominate the search field.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:28 12

11. NexusPhan (Posts: 320; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Google only takes down sites when some other company or government with legal authority requires it. They dominate the search field because they are the best search engine available.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:44 1

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Google only takes down sites when some other company or government with legal authority requires it."

Google can't close site which doesn't belong for Google.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:25 4

8. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 350; Member since: 24 May 2011)


oh apple.....(-_- ).. ( -_-).. (-_- ).. ( -_-)

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:33 2

12. iGeek (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


They took down my iOS 7 page and they refused to give it back its has 300 k likes ! Since that time I hated Apple

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:53 1

19. deejay52420 (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I got a gold iphone from the store using the website the employee was asking a lot of questionslike how did I know it was in stock and stuff then started writing down the site...lil b***h! I wonder do she have something to do with it

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 14:01

35. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


It was all over the internet. It wasn't a secret.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:09

22. Rayvelynn (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Google can blacklist a website if they find that it may have malware for small business/big business websites. Which I think is good to protect the users.http://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-s-dreaded--blacklist-174713360.html

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:14 10

23. ilia1986 (unregistered)


lol apple is making it way too easy for the world to hate it..

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:17 2

24. GoGoGalaxyNexus (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


That is the way the devil pays his worshipers

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:54 5

26. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


Interesting how they would shut down a website with the intent and purpose to help consumers track down and purchase it's products.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 21:20 1

42. 14545 (Posts: 983; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


That's my thoughts. It seems like anything that drives people to your product, and doesn't cost you a dime, would be a good thing.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 07:45

46. Jommick (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


They're more concerned about generating their revenue in-house, because it means better profits for them, as well as additional sales from accessories.

Plus, they "know their products better" - it's the same reason your carrier will probably end up telling you to have your service set up in their store. It just means more money for them.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 18:42

50. 14545 (Posts: 983; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


They weren't a resaler though. They were directing people to apples stores that had stock. So it was a win for apple. That's my thing.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 11:03 1

28. b1acktiger (Posts: 196; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Sad to see news like this. Even after the late comer in mobile phone industry, apple's money and muscle power making trouble for others.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:51 1

31. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Apple's customer service is unmatched so having third parties ruin their flawless customer experience, Apple has every right to do so...

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 17:01

39. darkkjedii (Posts: 9274; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


They sure do GK +1

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:04 1

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 9274; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Smart move apple, run your own business. +1

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 13:23 1

47. Sauce (Posts: 1056; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


A lot of these fan boy haters seem to know how to run such a business like Apple now a days. It's hilarious xD

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 16:21

49. darkkjedii (Posts: 9274; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly, yet the don't have a rising Stock price, nor do they have 426+ billion in the bank yet they know how to be an armchair chief executive officer +1

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