Apple takes down a site that helped fans find its products
Regardless of which side you subscribe to in the never ending OS quibbling, it's undeniable that Apple and its products drive demand like no other. That's both a curse and a blessing, for both Apple and its fans, as stock of whatever newly released product the Cupertino-based company has is depleted in a spectacular manner. Usually within days.
Apple itself has its very own version, which is most probably why it resorted to measures such as this. After all, it does have a long history of keeping an iron grip on all things Apple, and it isn't too hard to see why it's own alternative may be more beneficial to all.
source: Apple-tracker via TheVerge