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Apple Restores Remaining Developer Services, Offers One Month Credit for Downtime

Apple said Saturday that it had restored the last of the developer services that had been out of commission following a hacking incident last month.

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The company, which has been gradually bringing back various services, said on Saturday it will extend all developer memberships by one month.

“We are pleased to let you know that all our developer program services are now online,” Apple said in an email to developers. “Your patience during this time was sincerely appreciated.”

It apologized to developers who may have seen their work interrupted.

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


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik