Apple Developer Portal Slowly Coming Back Online

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – As of Thursday morning, Apple’s Developer Center was only showing that only iTunes Connect and Bug Reporter are functional. Other services, such as the main service developers use to test their apps still remain offline.

The issue stems from a attempted breach into Apple’s iOS and Mac Developer Center that occured a week ago. The company took the site offline soon afterwards.

According to gigaom.com, Apple emailed developers on Wednesday, announcing plans to bring back its developer services in stages.

“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.”

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