Yes, like every year, the App Store Connect will temporarily close your portal. Developers who work with Apple platforms are familiar with this tool, but for those who don’t know what it is, we’ll give a quick summary. Thanks to it, it is possible to publish the applications in the Apple Store, as well as to update them and know everything about their opinion.
This service, essential to the platform, generally closes each year for a few days. More precisely, during the Christmas holidays. In this way, Apple gives a well-deserved rest to the teams of the App Store, as well as to many developers. And is that, during these days, new apps or updates cannot be published
This year, despite everything that has happened, the tradition continues, and between December 23 and 27 it will not be possible to access it. At least, tools related to distribution and app review. It will also not be possible to apply offers and price changes, so it is necessary that the changes planned for these days are introduced before these dates.
Like always, this should not affect users, since any update or app scheduled while App Store Connect is active will be released anyway. However, it is a moment of rest that the platform teams will appreciate. And it is thanks to the efforts of these people that the App Store continues to function every day. Their work allows the store’s quality level to remain the highest.
In short, if you are developers of Apple platforms, you must remember that the App Store Connect will close from December 23 to 27 of the same month. Consequently, any modification of the applications, updates or offers, must be planned before these days. If you are users, you don’t have to worry, for you the App Store will continue to work as usual.