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Apple rolls out Developer Portal status page and outlines restoration plan

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Following the attempted breach into Apple’s iOS and Mac Developer Center and its subsequent closing, Apple has posted an iCloud-like Status Page so developers can track Apple’s work for re-implementing Developer Portal Features. Additionally, Apple has outlined its approach to restoring these features.

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.

Apple will first restore Certificates and Provisioning, forums, bug reporting, documentation, and videos so that developers can continue developing apps at their old pace. Later, the iOS, Mac, and Xcode seeds will become available for download online.

Apple has also included this information in an email directed to developers (image of the email below – thanks, Doug). While the Developer Portal has been offline, it has been somewhat business as usual thus far for new OS X seeds. Apple seeded a new OS X Mavericks Developer Preview on Monday and a new 10.8.5 seed earlier today.

Notably absent have been new iOS seeds, though many developers have speculated that this is due to the current inability to download the corresponding Xcode files.