Apple has released a statement saying that the extended period of developer portal downtime will not affect developer memberships. The company has updated the previous statement on the developer portal to ensure developers whose accounts are set to expire yesterday or today that their membership has been extended and that their apps will indeed remain on the App Store during the downtime.

The statement reads:

We apologize that maintenance is taking longer than expected.
If your program membership was set to expire during this period, it has been extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us.

Apple’s Developer Portal has been down since Thursday. Developers are unable to access their accounts, submit apps, and submit updates during this period. Hopefully we’ll see the portal be resurrected soon.