Apple Pulls Reviews From Online Store Product Listings

Apple appears to have eliminated reviews from its online Apple Store, removing the options that customers previously had for both leaving reviews and viewing reviews.

Apple made the change over the weekend, and as of now, no products on the online store have reviews, so there's no way to tell how customers liked a given product.


Items like the Apple Pencil and the Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack had hundreds of reviews at the time they were removed, as noted by AppleInsider. For example, a Wayback Machine archive of the original ‌Apple Pencil‌ from November 16 had more than 300 reviews, many of which were negative.

At the current time, product listings have no Ratings & Reviews section and it's not clear if Apple plans to return them, but it's looking like the change was made deliberately since it expands to the online store in multiple countries.

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3 weeks ago
Apple has a problem with criticism.
Rating: 110 Votes
3 weeks ago
Cook's Apple striving to become more like China!
Rating: 105 Votes
3 weeks ago
They can run but they cannot hide...
Rating: 66 Votes
3 weeks ago
Don’t worry they are all going to be replaced with 5 star reviews.
Rating: 57 Votes
3 weeks ago
Whenever I had to exchange a broken lightning cable, smart battery case, or MagSafe charger, they’d always comment how they had never seen this happen before. I’d then ask if it was their first day, because their own website has 10’s of thousands of 1 star reviews for them breaking so easy. I would have never brought this up if they didn’t try to lie about never seeing this before.
Rating: 56 Votes
3 weeks ago
1984

Rating: 54 Votes
3 weeks ago
Apple: "You are reviewing it wrong"
Rating: 42 Votes
3 weeks ago
That’s one way to handle it. #CyberBallGag
Rating: 41 Votes
3 weeks ago
I will be the first one to call Apple on on their BS but this may be a good thing. There was a ton of fake reviews on products that wasn’t even out yet. Hell there was 3 reviews on the brand new battery case for the 11 with people giving it 5 stars saying it’s great and now they have 3 days of full battery. Even though it was a 5 star review it was a fake review because no one could possibly have the case hours after Apple announced the case. Hopefully Apple will have a “verified” purchase like amazon and bestbuy has.
Rating: 38 Votes
3 weeks ago
Watch Apple claim this was a bug to hide the fact that many people leave negative reviews on their products (mainly cables and other accessories which have dreadful longevity, not to mention being overpriced).
Rating: 38 Votes

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