All Apple Developer Services Back Online after Hack, Apple Offers Free Month Extension

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After over three weeks of at least partial downtime, Apple has informed developers that all of their developer services are now online. Apple is giving all developers an extension to their developer memberships by one month to account for the downtime. From the email to developers:

We are pleased to let you know that all our developer program services are now online. Your patience during this time was sincerely appreciated.

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. If you need any further assistance, please contact us.

Apple's developer center originally went offline abruptly on July 18th. It was later revealed that the developer website had been hacked and that Apple could not rule out some developer information may have been leaked. Apple has been slowly restoring services since that time.

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94 months ago

it should have been 1 month for the downtime + 1 month for the inconvenience

apple is cheap sometimes


Seriously!? We had 3 weeks downtime! An extra month is more than enough to cover it! Is Apple being cheap or are we being greedy??
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94 months ago
it should have been 1 month for the downtime + 1 month for the inconvenience

apple is cheap sometimes
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94 months ago

Seriously!? We had 3 weeks downtime! An extra month is more than enough to cover it! Is Apple being cheap or are we being greedy??


Not greedy one month of down time and a month for any inconveniences that have arrived from the hacking is more than fair and far from unreasonable.
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94 months ago
Wow, who cares about a month or two of free membership? The developer membership is so ridiculously cheap compared to the cost of actual software development that worrying about it is a glorious waste if resources.

Even if you did have significant losses (or any at all) due to the outage, don't tell me that another 8 bucks saved would have made *any* difference.

The 99$ aren't charged for the developer center anyway (most of which can be accessed for free). They're to make sure you are serious about development and don't just want the betas.
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94 months ago

Two months is exactly what I was thinking would be appropriate.

had it been two months you'd have asked for three (one for each week).

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be reminded that apple is a corporation and apple is the only corporation being forgiven for their missteps...by it's fans

you're high -- apple is held to an extreme double standard by the press and it's critics, for every little perceived fault. after the supposed antenna problem with the iphone4 (which didn't actually affect many people at all -- still using ours with no problem), apple proved that similar interference happened with other phones too, but nobody cared. they only wanted to see the mighty fall. take the new google nexus 7 tablet -- it has a defective GPS system yet nobody is running that on the nightly news. etc....

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apple's generosity should be documented in the guinness book of records

gimme a break

you didn't argue the points made. 1/3 more than obligated to, yet still you complain. just admit it -- a sense of privilege and entitlement come easy these days.
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94 months ago

it should have been 1 month for the downtime + 1 month for the inconvenience

apple is cheap sometimes


It is people like you that make me furious to even go on MacRumors anymore.
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