Even though both the iOS and OS X developer portals are down for everyone due to a hacker on Thursday morning Apple has released the new OS X 10.9 beta 4 update to developers running OS 10.9. If you are a developer running OS 10.8 and want to upgrade you are out of luck till the developer portal comes back up which could be a while… However if you are running OS X 10.9 just go on the App Store and hit the Updates tab.
Apple even though pushed a new Mavericks update today they took a break from iOS 7 beta 4 from it’s 2 week cycle as we did not see an update today due to the fact the developer site is closed. We could see the update either next week or whenever the portal comes back because there are some crucial bugs that need to be fixed.
If you follow me on twitter you would have noticed me going completely insane because the Apple Developer portal for both OS X and iOS has been down for about 4 days now. Apparently on Thursday when the site was first taken down someone hacked into the portal trying to get some information which is encrypted, however if the hacker(s) took names, emails, and addresses is still unknown. Apple is now rebuilding the entire developer database with all users information and updating their servers to make sure they are more secure. All developers who would need to have their accounts renewed have been given an extension and their app will remain on the app store.
For beta testers such as myself this could mean that tomorrow we will not see our 2 week beta seed giving us the seed for beta 4. They may be able to push it over the air but not have a download link or they will most likely do it the Monday after.
New high resolution images of what is supposed to be the entry level “budget” iPhone have appeared online. The photos show the exterior as being a plastic shell. The site claims that the plastic does seen to collect fingerprints easily but isn’t cheap. Other sites report the shell even though plastic is better than the Galaxy S4. The so called budget iPhone is expected alongside the iPhone 5s in many different colors.