More than a week after Apple brought its developer website down, following what turned out to be a hacking breach it seems Apple is slowly bringing its services back online.
Late yesterday Apple emailed its developers with an update on the situation. It’s also created a status page showing which services have been restored — the vast majority of which remain offline at this point.
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.
The fact that Apple has created a status page showing which systems have and haven’t yet been restored in itself suggests the downtime is going to rumble on for a while yet.
Currently two services are listed as online, according to Apple’s status page — namely iTunes Connect and Bug Reporter — but the remaining 13 services are still offline.