updated 03:50 pm EST, Wed December 28, 2011
Recent price changes already taking effect
iTunes Connect has returned from a scheduled downtime one day early, reports say. The service for Mac and iOS developers regularly goes offline for several days during the Christmas season. This year Connect was officially scheduled to be offline from December 22nd through to the 29th, during which time no changes by app developers would go live. Why Apple would resume Connect service early is unknown, but the company could theoretically be trying to cope with a heavy backlog.
Some developers are, additionally, noting that price changes scheduled for Christmas Day should now be taking effect. Before the Connect downtime, Apple warned that any prices changes scheduled during the downtime would temporarily remove an app from sale.