If you were looking for a new iPad or iPhone this fall, Mordy was your best friend. The anonymous developer launched Apple-Tracker, a website designed to scan the closest Apple Stores based on your ZIP code and spit out a comprehensive list of which locations still had the device you were looking for. Unfortunately, it looks like Apple didn’t approve of Mordy’s site, issuing a DMCA takedown notice and leaving the developer little choice besides shutting down the search tool.
While the Apple-Tracker URL is still live, the search tool has been replaced by a note from its creator explaining what happened:
I’ve decided to turn off the site. I’m not doing this because I want to, but rather because I received a DMCA takedown notice from Apple. I’m not really interested in picking a fight with apple so….. I guess it’s time to just say good bye. Before I go though I just wanted to says thanks to all of you for the nice comments and emails that you’ve sent in the last few weeks. It was fun while it lasted.