by Joe White
August 17, 2013
Apple is planning on taking its Apple Developer services offline later today, but don't panic: according to the Cupertino, Calif. company, the "brief scheduled maintenance," which will take place from 6 p.m., isn't expected to last long. The news reached registered developers in an email, in which Apple explains the planned downtime: Apple's Developer services suffered a blow last month when one hacker managed to infiltrate the system. As a result, the website went offline, and all services weren't fully resurrected until a week ago. Remember, of course, that Apple's recently launched Developer System Status Web page will allow users to check on the services throughout today's scheduled downtime. See also: Apple Releases iTunes 11.0.5, iTunes 11.1 Beta: Addresses iTunes In The Cloud, Manuals From Sony’s New iPhone-Compatible Lenses Leak, and Apple Continues Preparations For The App Store's New Kids Category In iOS 7.