Apple’s Developer Center Has Been Down For Nearly 2 Days And Nobody Knows Why [Updated]

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Apple’s Developer Center is where it keeps the documentation and resources third-party developers need to make their apps. If a registered developer needs to download the latest iOS or OS X build, they go to the Dev Center. It’s an invaluable resource Apple provides for $100 per year to each person in its developer program.

When the Dev Center goes down for maintenance, it usually only lasts for a few minutes. But for some unknown reason, the Dev Center has been down for well over 24 hours. Developers are scratching their heads on Twitter, and Apple hasn’t said anything.

“This site is undergoing maintenance for an extended period today,” reads Apple’s splash page. “Thanks for your patience.” Developer.apple.com still works, but you can’t login. More importantly, developers can’t download iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks betas until Apple brings everything back online.

Reports started coming in earlier Thursday morning about the outage, and the portal has stayed down for over 30 hours.

Here’s what some people are saying on Twitter:

This well-known developer called Apple to see what’s up:

Even the creator of Temple Run is pissed:

Apple’s developer forum, the only place Apple allows developers to talk about confidential stuff in its upcoming software, has also been down for over 24 hours. Hacker News picked up the outage about four hours ago, with one commenter nothing that “it’s also not possible to provision new devices or update expired certificates.”

And Microsoft to the rescue:

We’ve asked Apple to comment on why the Dev Center has been down for so long. We’ll update this article if we get a reply.

Update: As of about 4:20 p.m. PST, Apple added the following message to its maintenance page:

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  • joewaylo

    lol. Micros— to the rescue.

  • MobiGnosis

    Really, I don’t understand what are they doing still??

    http://www.mobignosis.com/

  • KTGHowie

    This really isn’t that big of a deal. Like a lot of tech companies, Apple has to do maintenance from time to time, and it doesn’t always go well no matter how much effort their people put into making everything go smoothly. Apple isn’t going to screw over their developers. I’m just curious why this has become such a big deal with a lot of people.

  • technochick

    . Apple isn’t going to screw over their developers. I’m just curious why this has become such a big deal with a lot of people.

    Because its Apple. They are expected to be 100% perfect in everything 100% of the time or its a disaster.

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  • Jonathan Ober

    Any possibilities that this has something to do with the government officials coming and working on security things a few days ago? — http://www.macrumors.com/2013/07/18/government-officials-bring-in-security-experts-to-test-ios-7s-activation-lock-feature/

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