Here Is Why Apple iPhone Availability Tracking Had to End
Mordy Tikotzky — a web developer — was the talk of the technology town not to long ago. Tikotzky had created a convenient little widget that tracked which Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stores in users’ areas were most likely to have the latest iPhones and iPads in stock. Supply and demand patterns were also viewable via the tracker. Unfortunately for any users, and for Tikotzky himself, Apple has demanded it be taken down.
“I’ve decided to turn off the site,” said Tikotzky via Apple-Tracker.com on Tuesday. “I’m not doing this because I want to, but rather because I received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA, take-down notice from Apple. I’m not really interested in picking a fight with Apple so I guess it’s time to just say goodbye.”
Follow through on that plan seems highly unlikely however, as Tikotzky would probably have to take down his hard work once again. Getting the right balance of supply and demand is difficult, and a game Apple is constantly having to play with so many updates coming out.
Recently, according to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has been seeing higher-than-expected orders of its newest, pricier gold model phone, and now the company is scrambling to make up for the underestimation, asking manufacturers to make more due to the higher demand.
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