Your Order Status on the Apple Store Got Prettier Overnight

We didn't have any luck with getting the new order status UI in Italy, but it might be a good thing: we can show you what's changed overnight in the Apple Store as it went down for a couple of hours. If you haven't already noticed, Apple has spruced up their order pages to make navigation easier; important buttons are more noticeable (tracking and pre-signing for delivery are big and pushable); orders are accompanied with pictures and full products names instead of weird model identifiers; and now you have access to a drop-down menu so you can return items (but why would you?) and print invoices.

As noted by AppleInsider,

More specifically, the previously-schedule maintenance saw upgrades to the Online Order Status component for the Apple online stores in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, according to people familiar with the matter. An internal memo regarding the matter distributed on Friday stated that the improvements were designed to "enhance the overall look, feel, and functionality for a better customer experience."

Just like the update to the support pages, Apple is improving navigation and bringing their site up to speed for 2011.

[via AppleInsider]