Apple’s Dev Center has been down for more than 3 days now [Updated]

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If you’re a developer, you’ve probably noticed it by now, Apple’s Developer Center has been down for over two days now, in what appears to be a maintenance window that hasn’t gone as planned.

When you click on the link to iOS Dev Center or Mac Dev Center, it redirects you to the maintenance page. Apple initially said that the site was undergoing maintenance for an extended period and will be back soon, but updated the notice on its Developer site last night, apologizing to developers for the extended downtime.

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.

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It’s the first time that the downtime has been so long as far as we’re aware. Not surprisingly, developers are quite frustrated. A developer on HackerNews complains:

The entire Apple dev center is down. That makes it impossible to download the iOS or Mac SDKs, including the iOS 7 beta. It’s also not possible to provision new devices or update expired certificates. The developer forums are down too, which is somewhat frustrating since that’s the only place we can discuss the still-under-NDA iOS 7.

According to the HackerNews thread, iTunes Connect still appears to be up as developers are reporting that their apps are getting approved or rejected by Apple’s review team.

Apple hasn’t provided any estimate on when the Dev Center will be back, which usually means they still don’t have a handle on the problem. We’ll let you know as soon as there is an update.

Source: The Next Web

Update: 

Apple’s Dev Center has been down for more than 3 days now, and as Marco Arment, founder of Instapaper points out, it is getting worrisome.

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  • mkimid

    Strange situation, so interesting what they are doing.

    • Alan

      Yeah, that sounds worrying. Imagine if this happens with iCloud. That would be a disaster.

      • Sam

        i cant tell whether you r being sarcastic or not lol.

        • Alan

          I was quite serious as we depend so much on services like the iCloud.

  • Dangerous Dave

    apple finally breaks silence on this matter

    Apple Developer Website Update

    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.