UPDATED – Apple Developer Website Hacked – #2

The saga continues and the site is still down

apppleIf you remember, I reported that the Apple Developer Website was hacked on 2013-07-22. Since then, the site has been down. I recently reported recently one update. Apple has recently published a second:

Apple Developer System Status Update
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.


The status page is pretty cool. It shows you via green or grey light, what systems are up. Currently, iTunes Connect and Bug Reporter are operational. Everything else is still dark; and it seems that Software Downloads will be one of the last things that are brought back online.

As both OS X and iOS are both in Beta right now, this is extremely and urgently problematic. On Monday 2013-07-22, Apple released OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 4. Yesterday, it released OS X 10.8.5 Build 12F26.

Currently, the only way to get the new builds is if you already have the previous build installed. In that case, the software may be updated via the Mac App Store. There’s currently no other way to get the software until Apple brings everything else back online.

iOS 7 hasn’t seen an update to Beta 3since is last release on 2013-07-08. Had Apple followed the currently trending schedule, we also would have seen it released on 2013-07-22. My gut tells me we won’t see Beta 4 until after the Developer Site is fully restored.

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