Speed Reading — Customer Reviews - Level 3 — 300 wpm

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The computer giant Apple has removed all customer reviews from several of its online Apple stores. The reviews section was a useful way for customers to leave feedback for other people about Apple's products. The reviews section on the Apple Store began disappearing last week. Apple has removed the "Ratings and Reviews" section of its online stores across the world. The reviews pages have gone from the stores in the USA, UK and Australia. This means that anyone in those countries wanting to find reviews on Apple products will have to visit other websites. Apple has not yet commented on its decision to remove the ratings and reviews section, so nobody knows why they have taken this action.

The website pcmag.com speculated that the removal could have been a mistake, but then it said the removal was part of a new Apple policy. It said: "Clearly, Apple has decided its online store is better without customer feedback for some reason. Alternatively, the customer feedback system is being overhauled." PC Mag said Apple used to be very open and allow all kinds of comments, including very negative reviews. It said: "Apple wasn't shy about leaving extremely negative reviews and ratings up on its store in the past". It added: "We're also heading into the busiest shopping period of the year, and Apple online store customers have lost an important source of information when deciding what to buy."

Comprehension questions
  1. What kind of giant did the writer call Apple?
  2. When did the customer reviews start disappearing from Apple Stores?
  3. In which countries does the article say there are no Apple Store reviews?
  4. Where can people now find reviews of Apple products?
  5. Who did the writer say knows why Apple took this decision?
  6. What is the name of the website that commented on the reviews?
  7. What did the website say might be being overhauled?
  8. What kind of reviews did Apple always allow on its website?
  9. What did the writer call this time of the year?
  10. What did a website say Apple customers have lost a source of?

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