Perhaps the news that most registered developers have been waiting for, Apple confirmed in an e-mail sent out to members of the ADC, earlier today, that it has successfully now restored all developer services.
The announcement arrives just several weeks after the company first announced its Developer Portal had been the victim of a security breach; a breach which was later identified to have been instigated by a security researcher who was reportedly looking to highlight the potential security cracks, which were evidently present in Apple’s previous developer systems.
In response to the security breach, Apple announced that it would completely rebuild its developer systems with better security and protection for developer information at its heart. The company has since been working on restoring its online developer services, with most major developer services having come back online at the end of July.
However, a new mailshot sent out to registered developers, earlier tonight, has confirmed that all of the company’s developer services are now back online and functioning as normal.
“We are pleased to let you know that all our developer program services are now online. Your patience during this time was sincerely appreciated,” the mailshot read.
As part of its efforts to compensate its registered developers for the inconvenience caused to their development schedules during this period, Apple also confirmed that it will be automatically extending all existing developer memberships by a further 30 days – (a significant increase from the originally offered 7-days).
“We understand that the downtime was significant and apologize for any issues it may have caused in your app development. To help offset this disruption, we are extending the membership of all developer teams by one month. If you need any further assistance, please contact us.”
You can begin using Apple’s developer services to help you create beautiful and functional applications for both iOS and Mac, today. Simply head to developer.apple.com to learn more.