Apple didn’t see it coming and definitely not on the day when iOS 7 Beta 4 release was scheduled. Nonetheless, the genius of Turkey succeeded in taking Apple’s developer site down resulting in the consequent delay in iOS 7 Beta 4 release. Much to the bereavement of iOS 7 beta release followers, the two-week gap tradition between subsequent Beta release from Apple has been broken.
Since the hack last Thursday, Apple has been working day in and day out to take measures in order to prevent such happenings from occurring again as they have mentioned in a disclaimer that has taken place on the Apple developer’s website page till they can fully recover from the attack. Being developers and Apple users, the concern surely arises in the service area. What became of them? Apple has been conscious enough to bring the service back on track however the process is rather slow and cautious.
So far, the System Status on Apple’s site shows only two services online: iTunes Connect and Bug Reporting. At least, developers can still distribute their apps over iTunes as well as get the bugs duly catered to. Other services are yet to be turned back on after maximum security is ensured.
The iOS, Mac and Safari, all three developer centers are on a hold showing an offline service status. Other services including Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles to manage your team certificates and profiles during program membership time, Xcode offering tools for creating apps for Mac and iOS faster, Member Center that lets Developers enjoy resources from Apple for program development as well as Technical Support, Developer Forums and Program enrollment services are all offline as of now.
With so much going on with Apple’s Developer database, it is not surprising to see iOS 7 Beta 4 release being postponed. Depending how the improvements come about, the launch can be further delayed. Let’s hope that is not the case.