Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently announced their plans to restore most of their remaining developer services which were down for several weeks. The list of things they will restore include sign-ups and subscription renewals.
Apple Inc.’s email to the developers
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shared the following email with developers on Monday, “We plan to reinstate most of the remaining services this week: Xcode automatic configuration as well as access to license agreements, TSIs, program enrollments, and renewals in Member Center.”
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The Developer site for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been down since July 18th after a security loophole. A group (or individuals) garnered unauthorized access to sensitive developer information, however they didn’t access customer information as that was highly encrypted.
Developer services started again on July 26th
Fortunately, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) started to bring back some of their key services on July 26th. CNET reminded us: “Still offline is technical support, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s developer forums, pre-release documentation, videos, and several other services, all according to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s status page. The company has said it’s bringing the full scope of its development services back online in stages, though it has not laid out a timeline.”
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Developer Center is key for the company’s future. It’s where mobile iOS developers log on in order to utilze the tools that bring their applications back to life. Despite all of that, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS 7 betas are on the right track for the future unveiling.
Apple Inc.’s recent update
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s most recent Developer Update adds, “We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work to bring our developer program services back online, and we want to give you an update on our progress. The majority of our developer services are currently online, including Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Dev Centers, software downloads, Videos, Apple Developer Forums, iTunes Connect, Bug Reporter, App Store Resource Center, and access to pre-release documentation. We plan to reinstate most of the remaining services this week: Xcode automatic configuration as well as access to license agreements, TSIs, program enrollments, and renewals in Member Center. You can check the availability of these systems on our status page.”
“As a reminder, if your membership was set to expire during this downtime, it has been extended and your apps will remain on the App Store and Mac App Store. We apologize for the significant inconvenience that our downtime has caused and encourage you to reach out to our support team if you need any assistance.”
The developer center restoration should improve overall experience for developers.