Last week, Apple let app developers know that the App Store will have a shutdown period for a few days over the Christmas holidays, for consumers this means that there wont be any new apps over those days as Apple won’t be responding to any new updates or new app submissions over the seven days.
Apple’s announcement to developers
The busiest season on the App Store is almost here. Make sure your apps are up-to-date and ready for the winter holidays. New apps and app updates will not be accepted December 22-29, so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other iTunes Connect functionality will remain available.
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