Apple announces December 23-27 iTunes Connect holiday shutdown

By , Nov 29, 2016

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Apple on Tuesday announced that its annual holiday shutdown of iTunes Connect will be taking place between December 23 and December 27, 2016. iTunes Connect is a service developers and iTunes partners use to submit their apps and other content to Apple’s content stores. In other words, no new apps or app updates shall surface on the App Store and Mac App Store between December 23-27.

Apple told developers the following:

The busiest season on the App Store is almost here. Make sure your apps are up-to-date and ready for the winter holidays. New apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved and scheduled in advance.

The company said that other iTunes Connect and developer account features will remain available during the holiday shutdown period.

Source: Apple

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  • Agneev Mukherjee

    Wait! That’s a thing?

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      Yes

    • Noohar

      Yeah of course.

  • tariq

    This might be a dumb question.. But why shutdown for holidays?

    • Jeffrey

      Maybe so that employees can get off between December 23-27. But I don’t know, could be another reason behind it.