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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...

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posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:15 6

1. Sauce (unregistered)


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: 3230; 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: 229; 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 (unregistered)


Sadly :,(

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:04 4

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; 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: 86; Member since: 03 May 2013)


like google take down window phone youtube apps?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:52 1

33. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; 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: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


that's a point right there

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 21:15

40. 14545 (Posts: 1612; 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: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Nothing new, just another example of dictatorship obsession.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:20 4

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14310; 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: 5498; 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: 5498; 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: 884; 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: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


And this is your "argument" ? Poor.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:12

30. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; 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: 221; 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: 2137; 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: 5498; 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 (unregistered)


And it's pitiful.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:54 2

34. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Also pathetic.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:17 2

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14310; 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 (unregistered)


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: 201; 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: 1612; 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: 625; 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 (Posts: 14310; 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: 625; 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: 5498; 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.

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