iTunes Connect’s Annual Break Starts 12/22

It’s that time again folks, 2014 is coming to an end, bringing a fresh new holiday season upon us. As per tradition, Apple will be shutting down iTunes Connect between December 22nd and the 29th. During the shutdown iTunes Connect will not be accessible, so you won’t be able to submit new apps or update existing ones.

One thing Apple says we will be able to do this year, that we didn’t in previous ones, is change prices mid-break.

Will the App Store freeze this year?

Going off of what we’ve seen in the last few years we believe ranks won’t freeze this year at all. While the added volume of downloads during the holiday season may slow down how often top charts change, we believe they will continue to update.

Will downloads and revenue reports continue to update?

Yes. Sales and downloads data for iOS and Mac apps will continue to update throughout the break, which means the site, API, and email reports will continue to work as expected.

Since iTunes Connect will be offline, however, you won’t be able to link any new iTunes Connect accounts during the break.

Happy Holidays!