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: Developer, Apple, iOS, Mobility


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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