iOS 7 (App Store teaser 002)

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are just a few weeks away, which means that cold weather, major Black Friday sales, and of course the annual iTunes Connect shutdown are all rapidly approaching.

In fact, Apple sent out an email to developers today, notifying them of the upcoming iTunes Connect closing. The tool, which devs use to submit and manage their apps, will be offline from December 21-27…

iMore has the email:

iTunes Connect will be temporarily unavailable from Saturday, December 21, to Friday, December 27, 2013. 

During that time, iTunes Connect will not be accessible and you will not be able to submit any apps or In-App Purchases. Processing of any Newsstand Atom feeds will be delayed until after December 27. Sales and Trends reports via the Auto ingestion tool will be available but may also be delayed. 

Also, you should not schedule any pricing changes or apps to go live between those dates. Pricing changes scheduled to take effect in that date range will cause the app to become unavailable for purchase until after December 27. Similarly, apps scheduled to go live during that range will not be released until after December 27. 

If you have any additional questions, use the Contact Us module on iTunes Connect.

Of course, this won’t affect users. But it’s worth noting that we typically see a rush of new apps and updates hit the App Store in the run-up to the shutdown as developers rush to to make the pre-holiday deadline.

  • chumawumba

    You guys are using the old icon. This is the new one.

  • Jo

    This is interesting.

  • Jo

    Hi iDB, I have a blog suggestion. iOS 6.1.5 got released.
    The question remains: Is it OK for jailbreak?

    • marcus1324

      It probably is but I would wait to see what iH8Sn0w or someone else says about it.

      • Jimothy

        It is.

      • Jonathan

        You sure? I’m wondering the same.
        If so, what’s your source?

      • Jimothy

        Not only am I fairly experienced with iOS, winocm can back me up.

      • Jonathan

        Awesome! Thanks!
        Updating now. 🙂

      • Jimothy

        No problem.

  • benny001

    The 21 is not saturday its a THURSDAY!!!! Check ur dam calandars. So its from thursday – thursday 1week. And friday is the 29. Wow.

    • addicted to BVB! :)

      December not November 😛

  • Anon

    A developer wanting to sneak in extra functionality, ie an emulator, or teathering will want to try to get their application into the store at that time as the review staff will be off for vacation and no one (hopefully) will pull the app until after the 27th