I'm really at a loss for words here. What Apple's doing nowadays is simply unbelievable.They sure have. They have removed ratings and reviews for their products. Have a look.
What an absolutely brilliant way to address the issue of selling crap products at exhorbitant mark-ups.The Verge said:Apple removes customer reviews from its online store
... Apple’s choice means that customers can’t provide useful feedback on the products available on Apple’s store — especially if a product might be bad. There were at least 735 one-star reviews for the Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, for example, but now you can’t tell if it’s good or not just by looking at that page.
I wonder if this information is relevant:
FTC said:Consumer Review Fairness Act: What Businesses Need to Know
The Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA) protects people’s ability to share their honest opinions about a business’s products, services, or conduct, in any forum, including social media. Is your company complying?
Contracts that prohibit honest reviews, or threaten legal action over them, harm people who rely on reviews when making their purchase decisions. But another group is also harmed when others try to squelch honest negative reviews: businesses that work hard to earn positive reviews.
The Consumer Review Fairness Act was passed in response to reports that some businesses try to prevent people from giving honest reviews about products or services they received. Some companies put contract provisions in place, including in their online terms and conditions, that allowed them to sue or penalize consumers for posting negative reviews.