Apple is working hard to get the developer site back online, which has been down for more than a week now due to a security breach, the company appears to be experiencing another problem with its systems today. A number of users on Twitter and forums have reported they are unable to activate their new iPhones. » Apple’s iPhone Activation Servers Experiencing Extended Outage
Apple’s Developer Center has been down for 7 days now, which has been done as a precaution after a security breach. Apple has now updated the site with a new message for developers that outlines how the company plans to restore functionality and provides a status page that reveals which systems are online. » Apple Created System Status Page For Bringing Developer Center Back Online
When you visit the Podcasts section of the iTunes Store you will notice that Apple has just hit a milestone of one billion Podcast subscriptions. Apple introduced podcasts back in in 2005, allowing both individuals and major companies to broadcast episodic radio-style shows. » Apple Reaches Podcasting Milestone With 1 Billion Subscriptions
Maybe some of you already notices that the developer section on Apple’s website has been offline for a while for “maintenance”. However in an email to developers, Apple revealed that its Developer Center website was breached by unknown hackers and was taken offline last Thursday as a precaution. Apple notes that sensitive personal information was “encrypted and cannot be accessed” but that Apple’s engineers “could not rule out the possibility” that developer names, mailing addresses and email addresses may have been accessed. » Apple Developer Website Hacked: Developer Names & Addresses May Have Been Taken
9to5Mac reports that Apple is likely to launch its annual “Back to School” promotion in the United States and other countries this week. The program offers iTunes Store/App Store gift cards to students who purchase a Mac or iPad, and will also include iPhone purchases this year. » Apple Set To Launch Annual “Back to School” Promotion
If you’ve missed the live blogs of many website or the live stream from Apple’s WWDC 2013 keynote yesterday, there is still hope. You can watch the keynote on Apple’s website and enjoy how Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi announced products like new MacBook Airs, Mac OS X Mavericks, iOS 7, and even a sneak peak of the all new Mac Pro. Click on the image above to go directly to the keynote video.
The biggest thing practically everyone was waiting for during the WWDC 2013 keynote was iOS 7. Apple previewed the newest version of its mobile operation system and showed the audience the new look and many new features. Jony Ive is not only good at designing hardware, he has now proven he can perform the same trick with software as well. The standing ovation was well deserved.