Apple to restore most remaining developer services this week

Apple's developer center is still coming back to life in pieces, but the company expects most services to be restored by end of week.

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Apple says it plans to restore most of its remaining downed developer services this week, following several weeks of unavailability.

That list includes tools to let people sign up and renew subscriptions to its annual paid developer programs -- something that's been offline since July 18.

"We plan to reinstate most of the remaining services this week: Xcode automatic configuration as well as access to license agreements, TSIs, program enrollments, and renewals in Member Center," Apple said in an e-mail that went out to developers Monday morning.

Apple's developer site was taken down on July 18, following what Apple says was a security intrusion. That individual or group, which has not been named, gained unauthorized access to some developer information. The developer site was "not associated with any customer information," and that customer information is "securely encrypted," Apple said.

Apple began to bring back many key services on July 26, after more than a week of downtime. Among those services were the developer sites for iOS, Mac, and Safari development, alongside downloads for upcoming versions of Apple's desktop and mobile software. Apple also brought back tools that let developers set up new devices to test their software.