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Apple Provides Developer Center Update, Adds New System Status Page

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After taking down its Developer Center to overhaul systems after acknowledging a hacking attempt, Apple has provided an update to its Developer downtime page by detailing its systems will be the first to rollout, followed next by other areas listed below:

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.

A new system status page now reveals out of 15 sections of the Developer portal, only iTunes Connect remains online:

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A security researcher who alleges he might have been the one to discover the exploit on the Developer Center, admitted an iAd Workbench exploit could have been the source of how information was acquired and obtained.

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