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Apple launches status page for dev portal as it recovers from breach

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Apple’s developer portal is still offline as the company works to "completely overhaul" its infrastructure following a security breach last week. Now, seven days since it's been taken down, Cupertino is opening up about its progress with a new status page, indicating which parts of the developer site are back up and running.

The iTunes Connect payment mechanism and bug reporter are now up, but developers looking to get their apps ready for Apple’s new operating systems will notice that there’s still a way to go. The videos and pre-release documentation explaining what's new are still offline, although they’re next on the list for fixes, alongside the developer forums and mechanisms needed to add new beta testers. Software downloads for new builds of iOS and Xcode 5 are also still offline for now. It could still be some time before things are back to normal, but at least Apple is keeping developers in the loop — here’s the full text of the email it sent out today, courtesy of 9to5Mac:

"We apologize for the significant inconvenience caused by our developer website downtime. We’ve been working around the clock to overhaul our developer systems, update our server software, and rebuild our entire database. While we complete the work to bring our systems back online, we want to share the latest with you.

We plan to roll out our updated systems, starting with Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Apple Developer Forums, Bug Reporter, pre-release developer libraries, and videos first. Next, we will restore software downloads, so that the latest betas of iOS 7, Xcode 5, and OS X Mavericks will once again be available to program members. We’ll then bring the remaining systems online. To keep you up to date on our progress, we’ve created a status page to display the availability of our systems."