Apple launches Developer Center system status page as it begins slowly restoring service

Apple launches Developer Center system status page as it begins slowly restoring service

Amid an extended outage of Apple’s Developer Center after an intrusion prompted Apple to completely overhaul the site, the company has turned on a new system status page for developers and begun gradually rolling out updated services.

Apple explained in a recent letter to developers that it was preparing to begin progressively reactivating various pieces of the center. As of the time of writing, Apple had brought back the Bug Reporter.


The Developer Center first went offline last Thursday, but Apple waited until Sunday to inform developers that their personal information may have been accessed by an intruder. One researcher has taken credit for activating Apple’s alarms, though some have cast doubt on whether his actions were to blame.

Here’s the full letter that Apple sent developers and posted on its website:

We apologize for the significant inconvenience caused by our developer website downtime. We’ve been working around the clock to overhaul our developer systems, update our server software, and rebuild our entire database. While we complete the work to bring our systems back online, we want to share the latest with you.

We plan to roll out our updated systems, starting with Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Apple Developer Forums, Bug Reporter, pre-release developer libraries, and videos first. Next, we will restore software downloads, so that the latest betas of iOS 7, Xcode 5, and OS X Mavericks will once again be available to program members. We’ll then bring the remaining systems online. To keep you up to date on our progress, we’ve created a status page to display the availability of our systems.

If your program membership is set to expire during this period, it will be 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 continued patience.

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