Apple Developer Portal still down, still no end in sight

Apple Developer Portal still down, still no end in sight

Apple's Developer Portal has been down for a while now, and if the latest notice posted on the site is any indication, it might just be down for a while still. Here's Apple's latest update:

We'll be back soon

We apologize that maintenance is taking longer than expected. If your program membership was set to expire during this period, it has been extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us.

Thank you for your patience.

The good news is, iTunes Store, Apple Online Store, Apple ID, and iTunes Connect aren't affected, so you can still buy electronic and real goods, log into iCloud and all associated services, and manage existing apps. What you can't do is anything that requires login to, including get to beta builds, manage your developer account, and manage associated profiles and certificates.

Which, for developers, must be beyond frustrating. It must be beyond frustrating for Apple as well, especially with speculation about the ongoing downtime running rampant.

Apple will have to address what happened and why eventually. For now, best wishes and thanks to everyone in the trenches working hard to get the dev center back up.

If you're having problems related to Apple Developer Center downtime, let us know!

Source: Apple

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Reader comments

Apple Developer Portal still down, still no end in sight


Developers whose accounts were due to expire during the downtime have been told they're getting a one week extension, according to 9to5mac.

The developer portal seems to have been hacked on thursday.

I just got an email from Apple saying the following:

Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed. In the spirit of transparency, we want to inform you of the issue. We took the site down immediately on Thursday and have been working around the clock since then.

In order to prevent a security threat like this from happening again, we’re completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire database. We apologize for the significant inconvenience that our downtime has caused you and we expect to have the developer website up again soon.

My iPhone 5 went to recovery mode with latest beta release (happens sometimes during beta) and I always download it again from the portal and restore my backup and so on. But I can't get in to the portal now! And iTunes restored to iOS 6 which is fine for now but it can't restore because it says the backup belongs to a newer version! I should've kept the file that I downloaded :( but who knew it's gonna take that long!