Apple recently reactivated iTunes Connect after a scheduled holiday downtime, with the developer portal now being open for app pricing, distribution and update management.

The iTunes Connect portal is an important tool which allows developers to manage apps sold through Apple’s iOS and Mac App Stores. For example, the portal is the main hub for app updates, price changes and consumer-facing descriptions. Sales trackers and financial reports are also offered through the site, making it an integral cog in the App Store machine.

Now that the service is up and running, developers can once again submit new apps and in-app purchases for review, while processing of Newsstand Atom feeds will also resume.

It should be noted that Apple usually schedules the iTunes Connect shutdown toward the end of the year, as seen from last year’s closure which took place between December 21 and December 28.

Source: Apple (iTunes Connect)