Apps built for iOS 16.1 beta 3, iPadOS 16 beta 10, macOS 13 beta 9, tvOS 16.1 beta 3, and watchOS 9.1 beta 3 using Xcode 14.1 beta 3 can now be submitted for internal and external testing, with support for Background Assets in iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.
App Store Connect API 2.1 is now available. With this update, you can upload and submit screenshots and app previews for iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch Ultra.
You can now use the Apple Developer app for Mac to enroll in the Apple Developer Program, with support for many local currencies and payment methods. Members who enrolled on the web can also use the Apple Developer app for Mac to renew their membership as an auto-renewable subscription.
Support users and resolve in-app purchase issues more quickly with new App Store Server API endpoints, now available in production.
Renewal Date Extension. Extend the renewal date of a user’s subscription by up to 90 days in cases of a service or content delivery issue — such as a server outage or cancellation of a live event.
Look up Order ID. Confirm a user’s in-app purchase when providing customer support using the Order ID on the purchase invoice sent by Apple. Customers can also view their order ID in their purchase history at https://apps.apple.com/account/purchases.
Refund Lookup. Identify whether a user received refunds for past in-app purchases.
You can now take advantage of new notification types that cover more user events, including subscription expirations, offer redemptions, refunds, and more. You can also provide a unique URL in App Store Connect for App Store sandbox transactions, separate from the URL that you use for production — or choose to use the same URL for both.
The App Store sandbox environment lets you test in-app purchases on device and server-to-server using product information set up in App Store Connect, helping you deliver high-quality in-app purchase experiences. You can now:
Clear the purchase history for auto-renewable subscriptions and nonconsumables purchases made by a tester in the sandbox environment, so you can more easily test one-time purchase scenarios and continue using the same test account. In-app purchases made by customers on the App Store are not affected.
Change the App Store region for a Sandbox Apple ID, so you can test across regions with the same tester account.
Set the renewal rate for auto-renewable subscriptions in sandbox, so you can speed up or slow down how often subscriptions renew for a tester in the sandbox environment. Renewal rates are accelerated in the sandbox environment and subscriptions are automatically canceled after 12 renewals.