While Apple’s Dev Center has experienced problems in the past, this time it seems to be taking longer than usual. The official site that allows software developers to download stuff, document data and pass their worthy opinions on various forums has been down and out for more than a day. The users of the site have virtually reached the limits of their patience. The gray page displayed in lieu of the site simply states that it is undergoing maintenance and thanks the clientele for their patience. Due to this delay, many members have shifted to Twitter where half of them have put the blame on the foul weather while the rest have accused Apple of laziness and carelessness.
Apple has amended its maintenance page message after seeing developer concerns. Now it states, "We'll be back soon. We apologize that maintenance is taking longer than expected. If your program membership was set to expire during this period, it has been extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us."
The Apple Dev Center sites are for iOS and OS X respectively. With the wait getting longer, those put on hold are getting anxious. This is the first time in the history of Apple that such a lengthy lapse has occurred. The first incidence of an outage began on July 18th at 7:30 am PT according to TNW. Developers have been trying their best to gain access to Mac, iOS SDKs and iOS 7 Beta with not an iota of success. The users are quite surprised ad shocked at the prolonged period of inactivity. The staff at Apple meanwhile has tried to allay the fears of the user base by saying that their membership subscriptions and apps will not be put on an expiry date schedule due to the temporary glitch in the system.