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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:01 PM   #1
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Apple's Online Store Gets More Social With Twitter and Facebook Links







Following today's mysterious downtime for Apple's online stores, users have been scouring the store pages to look for any changes. While the store remains largely unchanged with no major new product offerings, Apple does appear to have made one small change to its Mac Pro model selection page, changing the "select" button for each model into a combination button with a drop-down section allowing users to post a link to the configuration to Twitter or Facebook.




Clicking on the options allows users to customize the postings on either service.




Curiously, the addition has not yet made it to the product pages for Apple's other products, so it is unclear whether Apple is merely running an initial test of the feature with the Mac Pro or if the incomplete roll-out is due to other factors perhaps related to the issues that apparently brought the store down entirely for several hours earlier today.

Apple has been gradually building social feature, primarily linked to Facebook and Twitter, into its offerings for some time now. One of the earliest and highest-profile additions came in the form of sharing options in the iTunes Store, launched with iTunes 9 nearly two years ago.

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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:05 PM   #2
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Sounds like a pretty pointless feature to me.
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:05 PM   #3
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Hmm, cool...i guess?
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:06 PM   #4
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F' everything about this.
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:07 PM   #5
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Where is the Ping integration??
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:08 PM   #6
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You: "Mac Pro only $4,999"

Your Facebook friends: "Why are you telling me this?"

*Unfriend*
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:09 PM   #7
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When is the lawsuit with Facebook and Twitter coming?
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:09 PM   #8
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Wouldn't a sunday evening/night be a better time to have the store down for such a minor update?
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:10 PM   #9
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"Hey man! I found this awesome site called Apple that sells computers and a phone called iPhone!"
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:10 PM   #10
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OH MAN! can't wait to tweet to all my followers!

OMG PLZ RT! PLZ PLZ PLZ!
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:10 PM   #11
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This is the upgrade everyone was expecting for the Mac Pro this August?


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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:10 PM   #12
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Yeah, this is just for people to advertise on Apple's behalf. I don't see any value in it. So are they going to have this same thing at the end of the buying process so people can brag to facebook/twitter what they just bought? Surely hope not.
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:11 PM   #13
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Where's the Google Plus or Google +1 button

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Hey - let's not forget the Lion USB stick that went on there!
That was there yesterday already, way before the outage. When the news was reported on Macrumors, it was already available on the store.
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no ping support? im disappointed
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Yearly update to the mac pro. Thanks apple!
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:15 PM   #17
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Wow, for a second there I thought they refreshed the MP's!
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:15 PM   #18
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Wouldn't a sunday evening/night be a better time to have the store down for such a minor update?

it would have been during the day somewhere even then


btw they seemed to have forgot the +1 for google
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:16 PM   #19
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iPod Classic has the links to.

They're there for iPod Classic too. Just sayin'
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So this is what Social Networking has descended to. Links to Facebook and Twitter as if those timelines aren't already filled with useless web shrapnel.

I guess the next step is to add a Ping link to any audio device
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I guess saying that "Something is seriously wrong" was not good for anything except generating some panic.
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Wouldn't a sunday evening/night be a better time to have the store down for such a minor update?
Sunday evenings are supposed to be one of the busiest times of the week for casual browsing and online shopping.
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Great, now burglars can find exactly the right Mac they are looking for before they break into your home.

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no ping support? im disappointed
Are they still doing that Ping thing? I guess I have never found a use for it.
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I'd like Apple TV rentals, movies & App. purchases on Ping.
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