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Given the choice between locating a brand new Apple iPhone or iPad days after release or finding a pin in a haystack, I’d probably choose to go pin hunting.

But a site called Apple-tracker.com tried to ease the difficulty of locating new Apple products by developing a site that would track various models of the new iPhone 5s and iPad air for prospective buyers based on zip code.

However, Apple wasn’t so keen on the tracking website and has sent a DMCA takedown notice to the site’s owner, Mordy, to shut it down.

According to the takedown notice, Apple-tracker.com “scrapes and collects data from apple.com in violation of the apple.com Internet Service Terms of Use.”

This isn’t the first site built to track Apple products and add a little convenience to the lives of Apple enthusiasts. In fact, Apple has it’s very own product tracker built into the website. Still, the electronics behemoth wasn’t too fond on this particular website, resulting in Apple-tracker.com’s immediate dissolution.

Here’s what Mordy had to say in his farewell note:

I’ve deciced to turn off the site. I’m not doing this because I want to, but rather because I received a DMCA takedown notice (you can see the full text below) from Apple.
I’m not really interested in picking a fight with apple so….. I guess it 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.

If you feel like a trip down memory lane, check out our coverage of the iPhone 5 line from last year. Good times.

[via The Verge]