The Apple Store online was down for nearly 6-7 hours spanning from late last night to early this morning. It’s finally back online and it seems Apple has added a new feature to help track your order…
The new feature is a text message notification service for U.S. customers. This will provide order status updates via text when your order is placed.
Apple Notifications is a text-message-based alerts service designed to keep you up-to-date on your shipment and/or pickup notification status. In addition to standard email notifications, you can also request text message updates when you’re in Checkout. The number of messages you’ll receive will vary depending on the orders you placed.
The notifications will let you know when your order has shipped, is available for pickup, and also include a link to the online order status. The notifications will only happen between 8AM and 9PM in your specific time zone and should you become tired of the notifications, you can always opt out by texting “STOP” and the notification will cease.