Jade Short

iTunes Connect Christmas Shut Down

Apple have announced their closing dates over Christmas impacting iOS app submissions to the App Store.  

If you are wishing to get your new app developments out over the festive season than you had better get those app builds in quickly as Apple have announced their Annual Christmas shut down time for iTunes Connect.

Development will need to be completed, tested, submitted and accepted before the 23rd December. You can schedule release dates over this time but Apple employees will be having the 23rd until 27th of December away from the office and therefore away from accepting any of your requests. Don't worry though, this won't affect our clients as our sprints are scheduled with this in mind so anything that needs to go through the app store will be completed ahead of the Christmas break, as no new apps or updates can be processed during this time.

They have released a statement:

The busiest season on the App Store is almost here. Make sure your apps are up to date and ready for the holidays. New apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be scheduled, submitted, and approved in advance. Other App Store Connect and developer account features will remain available.

If you have any questions, give our team a call on 01785 220892