Apple has reopened iTunes Connect to developers two days early. iTunes Connect is the portal developers use to submit and manage their apps on the App Store, and Apple had scheduled a shutdown of the service from December 22nd through December 29th for the holidays, but the site came back up on Wednesday, instead.
This means that developers can submit new apps and updates to existing apps, as well as administering price changes to their apps. Developers can also see how well they did during the Christmas weekend, when third party firms reported that app downloads increased 125%.
9to5Mac noted that some developers have reported seeing price changes scheduled during the scheduled shutdown have begun appearing on the App Store.