Apple’s Dev Center Returns After Being Down For More Than A Week

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After being offline since last Thursday, Apple’s Developer Center is back and operational. Certain parts of the portal are still coming back online, but Apple’s system status page reveals that several services are accessible again, including the centers where developers can download iOS and OS X betas.

“We appreciate your patience as we work to bring our developer services back online,” said Apple in an email to developers. “Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, software downloads, and other developer services are now available.”

Last Sunday, Apple said that an intruder had breached the Dev Center’s security, causing the company to rewrite the system’s databases. Apple has been working “around the clock” to get everything up and running since the breach, which was allegedly committed by a Turkish security researcher.

Apple has said that developers with memberships that expired during the outage will have their memberships extended at no extra cost. To access the Dev Center, developers must pay a $100 annual fee.

On the surface, much of the Dev Center still looks the same, but Apple has presumably done a complete rewrite under the hood. The source of the scare has not yet been confirmed by Apple, but the company is expected to reveal more about what caused the breach in the near future.

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