Apple developers receive free one month extension

Developers for iOS get a free one month extension.

Not everyone saw the funny side though.

Previously, the iOS developer center was taken down after Ibrahim BALÄ°Ç, a London based security researcher exposed some security flaws in the system.

He emailed the company the flaws he found and the site was taken offline so patches could be applied and all round security be improved with emails being sent out to developers informing them about the situation.

The site came back online eventually with Apple presumably having patched most of the holes. This morning, Apple sent emails out to developers which stated:

We understand that the downtime was significant and apologize for any issues it may have caused in your app development. To help offset this disruption, we are extending the membership of all developer teams by one month.

The email also confirmed to developers that all site functions were now back online and that it would be back to business as usual.

Source: iMore | Image via Apple

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Still not back online. They messed up the agreements section so some of us are still screwed over. Steve would not be happy!

BTW, We had an official app ready for submission on day one of the outage for a UK TV show that is only on the screens for 6 weeks! More than a third of that is gone now and still unable to submit!

This has cost us and my client a LOT! 1 month extension does NOT cover this in any way, shape or form!

Brony said,
So, it is about $10 while for some devs, it could have costs a lot more.

Yup. The fact is this will have cost some serious developers thousands. Unfortunately you can guarantee this is covered in the TOS somewhere.