Today from 9am to 4pm PDT, iTunes Connect will be undergoing “scheduled maintenance”. Whilst the developer portal will remain available, an Apple email detailing the outage explains that if a pricing change is made between that maintenance window, it will cause the app to become unavailable for purchase.
Furthermore, customers in the regions of Mexico, U.K., Australia, Switzerland, Japan and Norway may not be able to purchase apps during this maintenance window.
It is not known whether this maintenance is related to yesterday’s connectivity problems, in anticipation of the impending release of Lion or someother change to the backend of iTunes Connect. Jump the break to see the full email from Apple to developers regarding the maintenance.
iTunes Connect will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT.
During this time, iTunes Connect will still be available. However, pricing changes made between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PDT will cause the app to become unavailable for purchase until maintenance is complete, at which point the app will become available at the new price. To avoid interruptions to the availability of your apps, do not make price changes during this time.
Lastly, customers may not be able to purchase apps in the Mexico, U.K., Australia, Switzerland, Japan or Norway storefronts during the scheduled maintenance.
The App Store team