July 26, 2013
It took eight days, but Apple's developer center is back online. The site went live just moments ago. The site shutdown on Thursday, July 18 due to an intruder breach, which Apple didn't announced until Sunday, July 21. Since then, Apple had been keeping developers updated as to the status of the site. The company had assured registrants of its $99/year Apple Developer program that the portal’s downtime would not count towards users’ membership. Apple’s security woes delayed the release of iOS 7 beta 4. However, the issue had no effect on the launch of the fourth OS X Mavericks beta. Hopefully, in the coming days we'll hear more about what specifically caused the shutdown and what steps Apple has taken to make sure it never happens again. Until then, developers, have a productive weekend. UPDATE: Apple has sent an email to developers about the outage as well.
We appreciate your patience as we work to bring our developer services back online. Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, software downloads, and other developer services are now available. If you would like to know the availability of a particular system, visit our status page. If your program membership expired or is set to expire during this downtime, 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 bearing with us while we bring these important systems back online. We will continue to update you on our progress.