Apple issues developer services update; most services back online

Apple issues developer services update; most services back online

Summary: There are plenty of lingering questions about when Apple's developer program is fully getting back online.


Apple's developer portal has been plagued for weeks now, but things could be getting back to normal soon.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company published an update identifying the current availability status of its developer program services.

As of 11:29AM PDT, the following services are back online: Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Pre-Release Documentation, Software Downloads, Videos, iOS Dev Center, Mac Dev Center, Safari Dev Center, App Store Resource Center, iTunes Connect, Apple Developer Forums, and the Bug Reporter.

The services that remain offline are Xcode Automatic Configuration, Program Enrollment and Renewals, the Member Center, and Technical Support.

Apple's Dev Center, a members' only area for paid developers, has been experiencing downtimes and problems since at least mid-July.

Here's a full copy of the memo sent out on Monday morning:

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.

Topics: Web development, Apple, iOS, Mobility, Software Development

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  • Too many Zombies

    As a developer I am disappointed in the Apple App Store. Too many Zombie apps which are good apps but just not in the top 100 featured lists. In categories with 10,000 or more apps no one scrolls past the first 100. Store is too saturated and hard to make money.
    Sean Foley
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      How would you do it differently? How do you improve it?
      Luke Skywalker