Apple has knowledgeable its registered builders that the iTunes Join service used for importing App Retailer belongings will shut down for per week across the holidays, December 23-27.

Apple gave a heads as much as its registered builders in regards to the deliberate downtime schedule earlier this month through an announcement on the Apple Builders web site. Different App Retailer Join and developer account options will stay accessible.

Any pricing modifications or new app submissions have to be locked in earlier than the deadline for builders who want to supply app reductions or new content material over the vacations.

“Ensure that your apps are updated and prepared for the vacations,” reads an announcement that builders see after logging in to iTunes Join. “New apps and app updates won’t be accepted December 23-27 (Pacific Time), so any releases ought to be scheduled, submitted and accredited upfront.” In different phrases, no new apps for you between December 23-27.

iTunes Join was rechristened as “App Retailer Join” as Apple eventually 12 months’s WWDC launched a brand new App Retailer Join app permitting builders to bypass the clunky iTunes Join net app and as an alternative monitor stats and reply to person opinions in a devoted app.


Annual App Retailer freezes have grow to be one thing of a convention for the Cupertino agency — and who can blame them, actually? In any case, the App Retailer employees wants a while off from work in the course of the vacation interval. Up to now few years, nevertheless, these vacation freezes had lasted for 5 days in contrast with the seven-day vacation breaks earlier than the change.

Apple also needs to quickly launch its annual Finest Of listing highlighting high apps and builders.