Annual iTunes Connect Shutdown Set for December 22nd-29th

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As noted by MacStories, Apple has sent out an email informing developers that it will be shutting down the iTunes Connect portal for the App Store over the Christmas holiday as it has the past several years. This year's shutdown will extend from December 22nd through 29th, two days longer than in past years.

We strongly recommend that you do not schedule pricing changes through the interval pricing system in iTunes Connect that would take effect from December 22 through December 29. Pricing changes scheduled to take effect during this date range will not be reflected in the App Store and the app will become unavailable for purchase.

We also recommend that you do not schedule any apps to go live during the shutdown. Releases scheduled with a sales start date between these dates will not go live until after the shutdown.

Most of Apple's corporate employees in the United States will also be taking all of next week off in recognition of the company's success this year, but the company has made no announcement about whether this will include employees responsible for app reviews and other App Store functions.

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117 months ago

God forbid people go home to their families and interrupt someone else's attempt to make money on Christmas.

God forbid you were expected to explain how something like a scheduled electronic price change would prevent an employee from visiting with their families.
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117 months ago

Pretty unfortunate for developers, Christmas generally sees a spike in app purchases due to so many people getting new devices as a gift. It would be nice to have more control of your sales strategy during this crucial time frame.


God forbid people go home to their families and interrupt someone else's attempt to make money on Christmas.
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117 months ago
Pretty unfortunate for developers, Christmas generally sees a spike in app purchases due to so many people getting new devices as a gift. It would be nice to have more control of your sales strategy during this crucial time frame.
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117 months ago

Why should anyone have to? It's Christmas, chrissakes.


And what if I or whomever gives a flying fsck about Christmas, chrissakes?

Spend time with your family and focus on something that's important for one day. Maybe, in light of all the problems in the world, people you know not having jobs, neighbors losing their homes, even Mr Jobs dying from cancer, perhaps a little face time with friends, family, and the kids would be in order. You never know when things could go south.


I sure hope if someone spends some time with someone, it will be because they want to, not because a shutdown in a shopping infrastructure forces them to.
Chrissakes.
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117 months ago
He was just mentioning that doing a price change should not have to have human interaction by Apple.
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