The Apple Store went down overnight, leading many people to wonder about the possible release of Mountain Lion or the next-generation iPhone. However, the store returned without any new products. It did, however, come with one minor improvement in how customers can keep track of their orders from the online Apple Store: by receiving order status updates via text message.
This new text notification service comes in addition to the already existent email notification service. Text message order status updates give tracking information as well as information on when an order ships or is available for pickup from a local Apple Retail Store.
Apple will only be sending out notification texts between 8:00am and 9:00pm in different times zones so they don’t disturb your precious REM time. You’re so thoughtful, Apple.