Apple appears to be overhauling the infrastructure behind the iTunes App Store, confirming that iTunes Connect, the portal used by those who choose to make Apps available through the Apple service, is set to be out of action across the Christmas period.

iTunes Connect provides access to tools and resources developers need for distribution of iPhone and iPod touch applications through the App Store, including application delivery, application management tools, sales information, banking setup, and financial reporting.

In a weekend note, Apple reveals:

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