Apple sent out emails to developers on Friday, reminding them that the iTunes Connect developer portal will be shut down for the holidays from December 21 through December 27. Apple traditionally shuts down the portal during the holiday season in order to give the employees who maintain the area time off for the holidays.
According to the email, developers will not be able to submit apps or in-app purchases, update Newsstand feeds or change app pricing between the quoted dates, reports iMore. Apple traditionally holds the downtime near the end of the year.
The iTunes Connect tool is used by developers to manage their apps sold through the App Store, allowing them to make app updates, and also set and change pricing and descriptions.