November 30, 2012 Last Updated 3:15 pm

Apple warns its developers of the iTunes Connect holiday shut down period, December 21-28

Apple this morning sent out an email to its developers informing them of the holiday shut down period – iTunes Connect will be closed from Friday, December 21 through Friday, December 28.

Because so many TNM readers have Apple developer accounts, here is the email in full:

iTunes Connect will be temporarily shut down from Friday, December 21, 2012 to Friday, December 28, 2012, for the winter holidays. During this shutdown, the following functionality will be unavailable:

  • Access to iTunes Connect
  • Delivery of any apps or updates

Additionally, the following will be delayed:

  • Releases scheduled to appear on the App Store for the first time
  • Pricing changes scheduled through the interval pricing system in iTunes Connect

We strongly recommend that you do not schedule any pricing changes in iTunes Connect that would take effect between Friday, December 21, 2012 and Friday, December 28, 2012. Pricing changes scheduled to take effect during this date range will not be reflected on the App Store and your app or In-App Purchase will become unavailable for purchase until after the shutdown.

We also recommend that you do not schedule any apps to go live during the shutdown. Releases scheduled with a start date between Friday, December 21, 2012 and Friday, December 28, 2012 will not go live on the App Store until after the shutdown.


The App Store team

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