Apple Relaunches Developer Software Downloads, Dev Centers for iOS and Mac, More

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Apple has reopened several services for developers after an outage that has last more than a week. On Friday afternoon, the company relaunched Software Downloads, iOS Dev Center, Mac Dev Center, Safari Dev Center, and Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, as shown in the screenshot of Developer System Status below.

Apple Developer Connection System Status

Developer System Status

Apple had announced on Thursday its plans for redeploying the Apple Developer Connection in two stages. The company took the whole kit and caboodle down late last week after a security researcher announced he had penetrated the site and accessed developer information.

The first phase would involve "Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Apple Developer Forums, Bug Reporter, pre-release developer libraries, and videos." Of that list, Videos and the Apple Developer Forums remain offline at this time.

The company said that after that first phase, "We will restore software downloads, so that the latest betas of iOS 7, Xcode 5, and OS X Mavericks will once again be available to program members. We'll then bring the remaining systems online."

The purpose of the downtime was to rebuild the back end of the site in order to eliminate the security hole exploited by Ibrahim Balic, a security researcher.

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