After being offline for more than a week, Apple’s Developer Center is back. Access to the portal was removed by Apple after it was discovered that a breach into the system granted individuals access to the names, mailing addresses, and email addresses of registered developers. Apple confirmed that sensitive personal data such as credit card information and developer passwords were encrypted and secure.
The Developer Center looks the same as it was prior to its removal, but we assume Apple has followed through with its promise to overhaul the entire system by updating its server software and rebuilding its databases from scratch so as to prevent another intrusion.
While most of the main developer services have returned, Apple is still in the process of restoring the entire portal to normal. Some areas of the site such as the forums, pre-release documentation, and development videos, are still offline as per Apple’s System Status page.
Apple has also emailed developers with this new information:
Apple pushes iOS 6.0 Beta 2 OTA update to developers (Update: Video of spinning gears and changelog)
Not available yet on Apple’s Dev site, developers are pinging us that a 299MB -iPhone4S/322MB iPhone 4 update is available for iOS 6 via OTA update.
“WOW, when you Download and Install 6.0 Beta 2 OTA, the Settings Icon Animates!”
Apple also updated Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2, Apple TV beta 2 as well.
We will look for interesting changes, but do not be shy at tipping us (email@example.com) if y’all find anything interesting.
Update: the OTA got a much more official looking screengrab, and the changelog has been posted to Dev center (below):[tweet https://twitter.com/markgurman/status/217312366608646146]