Looks like Apple corrected some confusing language on the submission-side of Apple Watch apps.
When iOS 8.2 first went live, Apple's developer upload portal, iTunes Connect, referenced a requirement for an on-device screenshot rather than simulator-only screenshots. That would mean you had to have Apple Watch hardware in-hand to get that specific screenshot and be able to upload to the App Watch App Store. As of Friday, however, it seems like the language has been corrected to reflect that simulator-only screenshots are fine for submission.
iTunes Connect, the portal Apple developers use to manage their apps, is currently offline. This follows several developers reporting login issues where they were presented with apps accounts not their own. That's obviously an incredibly serious problem, as evident by iTunes Connect being taken down.
Apple is no doubt aware of the issue and we suspect iTunes Connect will be back online when the login issues have been resolved.
Apple has today announced that iTunes Connect is once again available now that the holidays have come to an end. The portal helps developers manage their apps on the company's App Store and was unavailable between December 22 to December 29.
Apple is informing developers that iTunes Connect — the portal through which they can manage their App Store apps — will be shutting down for the holidays and will be unavailable from December 22 to December 29. Developers looking to launch new apps or introduce price changes during this time will have to ensure that the changes are scheduled, submitted and approved by December 18.
Apple is informing developers that they will be taking the iTunes Connect developer portal down for maintenance on November 16. Developers will be unable to access iTunes Connect for around six hours beginning at 9am ET/6am PT. Content delivery will be unavailable during this window.
Apple's TestFlight program now allows developers to send out emails via the iTunes Connect app to up to 1,000 beta testers. TestFlight allows developers to test their apps before releasing them to the App Store with up to 25 internal members of the team and 1,000 external testers through an email invite.
The new version of iTunes Connect, the online portal developers use to manage their App Store apps, first shown off at WWDC 2014, has now gone live. Developers can access it at itunesconnect.apple.com/.
Welcome to the New iTunes Connect. We've updated parts of iTunes Connect, including: