Apple advises developers on iTunes Connect holiday shutdown

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Apple has sent out their customer note to app developers that iTunes Connect, the web-based backend for managing app submission, updating, and reporting, will once again shut down for a week.

iTunes Connect will be temporarily shut down from Thursday, December 22 to Thursday, December 29 for the winter holidays.

During this shutdown, the following functionality will be unavailable:

  • Access to iTunes Connect
  • The delivery of any apps or updates
  • Additionally, the following will be delayed:
  • Releases scheduled to appear on the App Store for the first time
  • Pricing changes scheduled through the interval pricing system in iTunes Connect

We strongly recommend that you do not schedule pricing changes through the interval pricing system in iTunes Connect that would take effect from December 22 through December 29. Pricing changes scheduled to take effect during this date range will not be reflected in the App Store and the app will become unavailable for purchase.

We also recommend that you do not schedule any apps to go live during the shutdown. Releases scheduled with a sales start date between these dates will not go live until after the shutdown.

Last year this resulted in week-long app sales for users, as developers wanted to lock in deals for the holidays.

Rene Ritchie

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Larzmac says:

Is there more to this post than the title?

Pacifico Ortiz Luis says:

i don't think it needs anymore than the title.
basically that means developers can't update their apps, change prices, change whatever they need to during thanksgiving weekend because the apple employees will have the weekend off.
AS APP STORE CUSTOMERS...this means there will also be a HUUUUGE 3-5 day sale that'll happen during that weekend on apps. :]

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