Apple announces 2018 holiday App Store downtime
Why aren’t my iOS apps updating? Not to fret. It’s simply the yearly App Store holiday ruin.
On Tuesday, November 27, Apple introduced its annual App Store downtime. For 2018, that is scheduled for December 23 thru December 27, Pacific time. While the App Store can be open for gross sales and downloads (you’ll nonetheless purchase and obtain apps for Mom’s new iPhone as same old), no present apps can be up to date all through this time and builders won’t be able to post new apps for approval or updates. In principle, this implies emergency updates even have to attend. And in years previous, I’ve observed updates trickle again into the App Store in a while prior to the top of the holiday ruin and I reside two hours forward of Pacific time.
It’s no longer simply iPhone picture apps. This results all of the iOS and Mac App Stores.
Releases will nonetheless be capable of pass reside all through this time, however they’ll must were submitted, licensed, and scheduled previous to the App Store’s holiday ruin.
Typically, iOS apps appear to get up to date a lot more regularly than their mac OS opposite numbers. I, for one, sit up for the day-to-day App Store replace notification badge. It’s like a small, day-to-day dose of, smartly… Christmas for me (sorry). Five days of no updates is a bit of uncomfortable to start with, however understanding the period of time up entrance is part the fight. Hey, break day for builders and Apple’s testers is a great factor.
Go revel in your family and friends. After its ruin, the App Store can be again prior to you realize it, filled with all varieties of new and up to date apps.
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