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Retina iPad mini Stock Checker Launches, Could Survive Takedown Request

Thanks to one new online service, Apple fans can easily check on iPad mini with Retina display stock at their local Apple Retail Stores, and what's more, the service could survive potential takedown requests sent from Cupertino. The service, run by SeaTurtle.org, allows users to input a ZIP code and see, at a glance, whether local Apple Retail Stores have iPad mini with Retina display models available in stock. You can specify the model and carrier combination, and the service can also check iPad Air and iPhone 5s stock. If your chosen iDevices are available, the service will say so; users can also subscribe for email alerts indicating when unavailable models are back in stock. Of course, some have been wondering how long this new service could last. After all, an iPad Air and iPhone 5s stock checker that launched recently was sent a takedown notice by Apple's legal team, and as a result the website ceased to function. Dated Oct. 17, the takedown notice argues that the service is "unlawful because, among other things, the page scrapes and collects data from apple.com in violation of the apple.com Internet Service Terms of Use." However, SeaTurtle.org is careful to note that its own service doesn't scrape Apple's website:
Please note: we do not scrape the Apple website. We are using a publicly accessible XML service on the Apple site to determine iDevice availability.
Could this mean SeaTurtle.org's service may avoid being on the receiving end of a similar takedown notice? Let's hope so, because the online tracker is indeed useful, and will be appreciated by those planning on seeking out an iPad mini with Retina display in time for the holidays. The service can be found at SeaTurtle.org. Check it out while you still can! See also: SEGA's Football Manager Handheld Launches In A New Version For Apple's iOSPulse Rebrands As LinkedIn Pulse, Unsurprisingly Features Deep LinkedIn Integration, and Joe Denver's Lone Wolf Promises To Mash-Up Game-Books With iOS Gaming. Via: AppleInsider
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