Submissions Update

You can now submit apps built with Xcode 11 GM seed using the watchOS 6 SDK to the App Store.


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Submissions Update

You can now submit apps built with Xcode 11 GM seed using the iOS 13 SDK to the App Store. You can also submit apps built with Xcode 11 GM seed using the SDK for watchOS 6 beta 9 and tvOS 13 beta 10 for internal and external testing.


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Upcoming App Store Price Changes

When taxes or foreign exchange rates change, we sometimes need to update prices on the App Store. Following recent clarifications from tax authorities in Egypt and changes in foreign exchange rates, prices on the App Store in Egypt (excluding auto-renewable subscriptions) will decrease starting today. Your proceeds from sales in Egypt will be adjusted to account for the price changes and will no longer reflect any Value Added Tax.


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TestFlight Update

TestFlight for iOS, version 2.4 and TestFlight for tvOS, version 2.1 are now available for download on the App Store.

New Data Available in App Analytics

With the new Deletions metric, you can find out how many times your app was deleted on devices running iOS 12.3 or later by users who agree to share their data with you. This data includes deletions of the app from the Home Screen and deletions of the app through Manage Storage. Data from resetting or erasing a device’s content and settings is not included.

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Hebrew and Arabic Metadata Now Supported

Starting with iOS 13, the App Store will be available in Hebrew in Israel and Arabic in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.


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App Store Connect API Update

The App Store Connect API now supports provisioning, including management of bundle IDs, capabilities, signing certificates, devices, and provisioning profiles. Previously issued App Store Connect API keys can now be used to access the provisioning APIs. Audit or revoke any existing keys that you do not want to have access to this functionality.

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TestFlight Update

TestFlight for iOS, version 2.3 is now available for download on the App Store. The TestFlight section of App Store Connect has been updated.

TestFlight for iOS, version 2.3

  • Support for apps and features on iOS 13 beta.
  • Additional privacy information.
  • Additional localized content.
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes.
  • TestFlight in App Store Connect

    Apps built with Xcode 11 beta using the SDK for iOS 13 beta, tvOS 13 beta, and watchOS 6 beta are not yet supported.

    Upcoming App Store Price Changes

    When taxes or foreign exchange rates change, we sometimes need to update prices on the App Store. Starting today, prices on the App Store (excluding auto renewable subscriptions) will increase in Pakistan, Colombia, and Taiwan.

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    TestFlight Update

    TestFlight for iOS, version 2.2.1, and TestFlight for tvOS, version 2.0.7, are now available for download on the App Store.

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    New Submissions Requirement

    All new apps and app updates for iPhone or iPad, including universal apps, must now be built with the iOS 12.1 SDK or later and support iPhone XS Max or the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation). Screenshots for these devices are now required. All new apps and app updates for Apple Watch must now be built with the watchOS 5.1 SDK or later and support Apple Watch Series 4.

    Submissions Update

    You can now submit apps built with Xcode 10.2 using the SDK for iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.4, watchOS 5.2, and tvOS 12.2.

    TestFlight Update

    TestFlight for iOS, version 2.2.0, and TestFlight for tvOS, version 2.0.6, are now available for download on the App Store.

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    Promote Your Subscriptions with New Offers

    Apps with auto-renewable subscriptions will soon be able to provide a discounted price for a specific duration for existing or previously subscribed customers. You can use subscription offers to help win back subscribers who have canceled their subscriptions or promote an upgrade to another subscription at a special price. Customers can accept the offer even if they’ve already completed an introductory offer.

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    Upcoming Changes for Organization Teams

    Development teams for organizations in the Apple Developer Program will be unified across the Apple Developer website and App Store Connect, with one team and one set of roles.

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    App Store Connect Holiday Schedule: Dec 23 – 27

    Make sure your apps are up to date and ready for the holidays. New apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance.

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    Managing Apps in App Store Connect

    It’s now easier to manage apps you no longer need in App Store Connect by removing them from your main view in My Apps, even if they haven’t been submitted for approval.

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    Upcoming Privacy Policy Requirement

    As a reminder, in June the App Store Review Guidelines were updated to require a privacy policy for all new apps and app updates as part of the app review process.

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    Value Added Tax (VAT) Change in South Africa

    On April 1, 2018, value added tax (VAT) for apps and in-app purchases in South Africa changed from 14% to 15%. Within the next week, proceeds for the App Store in South Africa will change to account for this tax.

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    Upcoming Changes to App Information Fields

    Starting in April, you'll only be able to edit your app’s support URL, marketing URL, and "What’s New in this Version” text when submitting a new version of your app.

    XML Delivery for App Previews Now Available

    You can now use Transporter, Apple’s command-line delivery tool, to upload app previews using XML. Transporter integrates with your content management system to deliver your app metadata in bulk.

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    App Download Size Now Available

    Now you can see the estimated download size of your app in iTunes Connect, which is the compressed size of your app when it’s downloaded from the App Store.

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