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.
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.
With Mac App Store data in App Analytics, you can find out how many times your app was seen on the Mac App Store, how many times your product page was viewed, and how many new customers downloaded your app.
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.
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.
On July 1, 2017, a goods and service tax (GST) of 18% will go into effect for apps and in-app purchases in India. Within the next 10 days, proceeds for the App Store in India will change to account for this tax.