Apple nixes customer reviews in online store

The company removes the Ratings and Reviews section from product listings.

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Customer product reviews are now nowhere to be seen on Apple's online store.

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Apple has quietly pulled customer reviews from its online store, AppleInsider reported Thursday. It's not clear why the iPhone giant removed the section, but it seemingly happened over the weekend. 

Archives on the Wayback Machine show that the Ratings and Reviews section disappeared sometime between Nov. 16 and 17, AppleInsider notes.

A tipster who reached out to AppleInsider said the reviews section had disappeared from Apple's online stores in the US, UK and Australia. It's not clear if the section will return or if customers will have an alternate way to leave product feedback on the site.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.