Apple Apologizes Again, Details Dev Site Plans
The power of the mea culpa — you can either tell you story or wait for someone else to give their version of it, warts and all. Cupertino has apologized again for the Apple Developer Website outage and shared their plans for going forward.
On Sunday, Apple apologized for the extended Apple Developer Website — July 17 — and told devs that they are completely rebuilding the site to obviate another intrusion. Now, the company is back with another apology and a framework of how things will proceed.
Apple Developer System Status Update
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 [Ed: Image above] 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.
As you can see in the image above, currently only iTunes Connect and Bug Reporter services are available to devs.
That said, people have been notably patient. Though there’s been some kvetching, a full-scale revolt hasn’t materialized — apparently, we are a civilized bunch.
However, Cupertino needs to show steady progress in bringing Apple Developer Website services back online.
Are you satisfied with the company’s Apple Developer Website outage explanation and plans for going forward?