The Apple Store went down overnight, prompting speculation about the release of Mountain Lion or a new iPhone 5. Alas, the Store has returned, but without new products. There is, however, one improvement which will help eager consumers keep track of their orders from the online Apple Store, and that is the ability to receive order status updates by text message. The text notification service is in addition to the e-mail notification service giving tracking information, as well as info on when an order ships or is available for pickup from a local Apple Retail Store.
In a typically considerate touch, Apple is only going to be sending the text messages between 8:00am and 9:00pm in your time zone, meaning your sleep won’t be disrupted.
Perhaps the real question is, will the order updates be sent by text message or will Apple send them by iMessage to those with iOS devices already.