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It’s Time for iTunes Connect’s Holiday Shutdown

It’s that time of the year again when iTunes Connect goes silent for a week. If you haven’t gotten the official email, here’s a reminder.

The blackout starts Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 and ends Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.

Some things you should know about the shutdown:

  • Since iTunes Connect will be unavailable during the shutdown daily and weekly reports may be unavailable. Last year we did get reports for some developers and this year we hope to get reports for everyone, though we won’t be able to know about availability until the shutdown starts in two days.
  • While iTunes Connect is down you won’t be able to sync iAds reports.
  • If you link an iTunes Connect account to your appFigures account during the shutdown won’t be able to sync it for you. This is due to the fact that we need the account’s vendor id which is only retrievable from iTunes Connect directly.
  • Any change you make to your app during the shutdown (new icon, new price, etc.) will result in the app being unavailable for purchase, so let sleeping dogs lie.

12/22 930pm EST: iTunes Connect has started to shut down with most requests resulting in a “Close for the holidays” banner.