If you’re trying to get some iOS development done and just can’t get to the tools you need, don’t worry: you’re not alone.
Apple’s Developer Center is down. Hard.
While occasional outages are nothing new, the first mentions of this outage that we can find go back well over 24 hours. That’s longer than any outage that I can remember since the Dev Center launched in 2008, besides the pre-planned Holiday/Keynote shutdowns. While this may be a planned maintenance outage (as the outage page implies), Apple generally gives developers a bit of a heads up before those go down.
To developers, this means being unable to download the iOS or Mac OS X SDKs, as well as making development considerably more challenging, since new devices can’t easily be provisioned (read: authorized) for application testing. To would-be developers, this means being unable to sign up at all (a bit of a bummer, given that we’re about to roll into the weekend).
Apple’s developer forums — a pretty crucial tool for figuring out why the code you’ve written isn’t working — are also down, leaving devs without a place to chat about their tools without breaking Apple’s NDA.
We’re reaching out to Apple to try and figure out what’s up.