Apple To Make iTunes Connect Offline For Maintenance After App Store Faces Downtime

By  at Wednesday, July 13, 2011  

The App Store team over at Apple have started emailing developers that it will make the iTunes Connect developer portal offline on Wednesday, following the intermittent App Store connection issues that users have started facing since early last night. iTunes Connect will be offline for maintenance purposes.

The following email was sent out to developers:
iTunes Connect will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT.

During this time, iTunes Connect will still be available. However, pricing changes made between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PDT will cause the app to become unavailable for purchase until maintenance is complete, at which point the app will become available at the new price. To avoid interruptions to the availability of your apps, do not make price changes during this time.

Lastly, customers may not be able to purchase apps in the Mexico, U.K., Australia, Switzerland, Japan or Norway storefronts during the scheduled maintenance.
While it hasn't been clarified that this maintenance is being done after users started facing issues while trying to connect to both the Mac and iTunes App Store. The connection issues are widespread and have been reported by a number of users, around the world.

Lets just hope that Apple gets everything back online, in time.

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