TestFlight Experiencing Extended Downtime for Many Developers

It has not been a good week for Apple's developer services. Less than a day after iTunes Connect experienced a lengthy outage that lasted several hours, TestFlight is now unavailable for many developers. The beta testing service for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch apps has been returning a "currently unavailable" message since as early as Wednesday afternoon around 6:00 PM Pacific.

TestFlight Down May 2015


Apple has yet to update its system status page for developers to reflect the outage, although the company has historically been rather delayed at doing so. The outage has been confirmed to be affecting developers in the United States, Canada and Europe, and likely elsewhere, preventing developers from seeding pre-release versions of their apps for testing for the meantime.

Popular Stories

iPhone 15 Pro Cameras

iPhone 17 Pro Max Will Be First Model to Feature Three 48MP Cameras

Thursday July 11, 2024 12:20 am PDT by
Next year's iPhone 17 Pro Max will feature an upgraded 48-megapixel Tetraprism camera for enhanced photo quality and zoom functionality, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his n-iphone-tetraprism-upgrade-ca62dd37e364">latest investor note published to Medium, Kuo said the key specification change would be a 1/2.6" 48MP CIS sensor, up from the 1/3.1" 12MP sensor expected to be used...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

10 Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Monday July 8, 2024 5:00 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models simultaneously, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different – already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
maxresdefault

Apple's AirPods Pro 2 vs. Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro

Saturday July 13, 2024 8:00 am PDT by
Samsung this week introduced its latest earbuds, the Galaxy Buds3 Pro, which look quite a bit like Apple's AirPods Pro 2. Given the similarities, we thought we'd compare Samsung's new earbuds to the AirPods Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, you could potentially mistake Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro for the AirPods Pro. The Buds3 Pro have the same...
iPhone 16 Pro Front Update Blue

iPhone 16 Pro Rumored to Support 40W Fast Charging and 20W MagSafe

Wednesday July 10, 2024 3:57 am PDT by
Apple's forthcoming iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will support 40W wired fast charging and 20W MagSafe charging, claims a rumor currently swirling around China. Right now, iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models are capable of up to 27W peak charging speeds with an appropriate USB-C power adapter, while official MagSafe chargers from Apple and authorized third parties can wirelessly charge...

Top Rated Comments

indieshack Avatar
120 months ago
services aren't Apple's strong suit.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
120 months ago
The problem isn't Apple's services... it's that minor service issues get reported, while companies that have consistent issues, like Netflix, don't. Leading people to believe that Apple's services are terrible, when they aren't.

https://downdetector.com/status/netflix
Hey, look over there. Netflix has problems too.

/sweeps Apple issue under the rug:rolleyes:;)

But seriously, Apple is strong in a lot of areas. Services isn't one. Pointing at other companies doesn't change that.

Besides Netflix is just consumption. Theses services are used for work. A little difference in consequence.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Moonjumper Avatar
120 months ago
No, context is important. Saying Apple has problems with services implies that Apple is the only one. Look at most other services - they have problems too, most of them FAR WORSE than Apple's problems. Thus, Apple is BETTER, and has reliable services compared to others.

Context is important. Compare TestFlight now to TestFlight before Apple bought it.

Apple do many things right. TestFlight isn't one of them.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
120 months ago
No, context is important. Saying Apple has problems with services implies that Apple is the only one. Look at most other services - (A)they have problems too, (B)most of them FAR WORSE than Apple's problems. (C)Thus, Apple is BETTER, and has reliable services compared to others.

(A,B, and C added by 69Mustang)

Here's the problem though. When addressing an issue it's far better to address it in a straight forward manor instead of using a straw man argument. Bolded: What you did there. That's a fallacy in logic. A+B =/= C. A is true. Other companies do have problems. B you made up to support your argument. Who's the arbiter of far worse, you?:rolleyes: C can't be concluded from your argument. That's not how valid conclusions are reached.

You're right, context is important. Conveniently, you overlooked the context of the original poster's quote. That quote was about Apple's services; period. Not about how other services have issues so Apple's issues should be viewed in a different light. If you can't address the issue without referencing another company, your argument may not be as strong as you'd like.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
littlebokchoy Avatar
120 months ago
Developer Services

Gotta say whoever is heading up their developer services division should "reassigned" -- get someone in there who can manage things better.

MSFT went downhill because they didn't care about their developer community I would hate to see Apple follow that route.

The number of bugs in their code and lack of response for paid TSI's is disappointing.

A bug bounty would be nice -- I spend my time finding a bug for you the least you could do is credit me back my TSI -- seriously WTF?!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rafterman Avatar
120 months ago
What the F is a "glamoo"?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)