Apple this morning sent out an email to its developers informing them of the holiday shut down period - iTunes Connect will be closed from Friday, December 21 through Friday, December 28.
Because so many TNM readers have Apple developer accounts, here is the email in full:
iTunes Connect will be temporarily shut down from Friday, December 21, 2012 to Friday, December 28, 2012, for the winter holidays. During this shutdown, the following functionality will be unavailable:
Additionally, the following will be delayed:
- Access to iTunes Connect
- Delivery of any apps or updates
- Releases scheduled to appear on the App Store for the first time
- Pricing changes scheduled through the interval pricing system in iTunes Connect
We also recommend that you do not schedule any apps to go live during the shutdown. Releases scheduled with a start date between Friday, December 21, 2012 and Friday, December 28, 2012 will not go live on the App Store until after the shutdown.
The App Store team