A recent security trouble has forced Apple to shut down the website in order to solve the problem and restore all the developer accounts. According to Sky News, Apple’s website for its developer program was hacked last week; the site has been shut for almost a week now causing great disruption and discomfort to a lot of developers around the world. You can’t log in to developer accounts at the moment; instead the above status message pops up. Apple had announced iOS 7 earlier this year with a promise to release the new software sometime this coming fall. Beta versions of iOS 7 have been released on-schedule up until the breach occurred.
With this long delay in getting things up and running again, one wonders how far this problem will take to be fixed. In every day, I think, iOS 7 release gets delayed even further. And with it, so does the release of Apple’s latest OSX Mavericks. As far as the AppRadio goes, iOS 7 is bound to bring new look to the AppRadio app. Although beta versions of iOS 7 seem to work without many problems with current AppRadio software, it will be interesting to see how the final release of Apple’s new operating system does.
A lot of experts and developers have thought that the iOS 7 beta 4 download will be available by now. This is because the Cupertino-based technology company usually follows a two-week release period for the test versions of its latest iOS firmware. iOS 7 beta 3 was released on July 8, and the iOS 7 beta 2 was released June 24.It was noted by App Advice that this is not a great time for the developer to be unavailable. Aside from the iOS 7 beta 4 download, Apple developers are also testing out OS X Mavericks because its final version is set to be launched later this year.
In a statement, Apple explained:
Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed; however, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed. In the spirit of transparency, we want to inform you of the issue. We took the site down immediately on Thursday and have been working around the clock since then.
In order to prevent a security threat like this from happening again, we’re completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire database. We apologize for the significant inconvenience that our downtime has caused you and we expect to have the developer website up again soon.