Yesterday, on 18 July 2012, the Apple Online Store went online again. The Cupertino, California-based company has not added any new products.
However, it has introduced a new notifications service. This service will provide US customers with text message alerts when their order status is updated.
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.
If you opt-in to this service, you will receive text messages to inform you when your order ships, or when its available for pickup. If you are having it delivered, the message will also include a link to your online order status, so that you can track its progress.
If you have chosen to use this service, text messages will be sent between 8 AM and 9 PM in your own time zone. And you can opt out of the service at anytime by replying to one of Apple’s messages with the word “STOP.”
Source: Cult Of Mac