Upcoming tax and price changes for apps and in-app purchases
Oct 15, 2021, 1:00 PM
When taxes or foreign exchange rates change, we sometimes need to update prices on the App Store in certain regions and/or adjust your proceeds. In the next few days, prices of apps and in-app purchases (excluding auto-renewable...
Watch the special Apple Event
Oct 12, 2021, 11:00 AM
Join us for a special Apple Event on October 18 at 10 a.m. PDT. Watch it live at apple.com.Watch the special Apple Event
New metrics now available in App Analytics
Oct 7, 2021, 12:40 PM
App Analytics in App Store Connect helps you see how people discover and engage with your app. Now you can view powerful new transaction metrics, including redownloads, total downloads, proceeds, pre-orders, and updates. Each metric can be...
Account deletion within apps required starting January 31
Oct 6, 2021, 10:42 AM
The updates to App Store Review Guideline 5.1.1 last June provided users with greater control over their personal data, stating that all apps that allow for account creation must also allow users to initiate deletion of their account from...
New “Report a Problem” link on product pages
Oct 6, 2021, 10:40 AM
The App Store provides a safe and trusted place to discover apps that meet high standards for privacy, security, and content. Since its introduction, the App Store has supported a way for users to report problems with their apps and...
Upcoming changes to recurring transactions via credit cards and debit cards in India
Sep 29, 2021, 3:22 PM
Starting in October 2021, regulatory requirements in India will apply to the processing of recurring transactions. The Reserve Bank of India has issued a directive that will affect purchases in India initiated via credit cards and debit...
Get ready for the new iPad mini display
Sep 27, 2021, 3:14 PM
The new iPad mini introduces a new screen resolution and aspect ratio with an edge-to-edge 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, enabling even more immersive app and game experiences. If you’re following best practices with Auto Layout and size...
New in-app purchase capabilities now available
Sep 22, 2021, 12:50 PM
StoreKit 2. StoreKit 2 introduces powerful new Swift-based APIs that make supporting in-app purchases and subscriptions easier than ever. You can now easily determine product entitlements and eligibility for offers, quickly get a user’s...
Verifiable health records updates
Sep 21, 2021, 12:18 PM
With iOS 15, users can download and store verifiable health records, including COVID-19 vaccinations and test results, in the Health app. Verifiable health records in the Health app are based on the SMART Health Cards specification. Users...
Xcode 13 required on macOS Monterey
Sep 21, 2021, 12:16 PM
As you plan to update to macOS Monterey after the public release this fall, you’ll also need to update to Xcode 13 (which includes Xcode Cloud and the latest SDKs for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS). Xcode 13 is compatible with...
TLS 1.0 and 1.1 deprecation update
Sep 21, 2021, 12:14 PM
Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a critical security protocol used to protect web traffic. It provides confidentiality and integrity of data in transit between clients and servers exchanging information. As part of ongoing efforts to...
New App Store marketing tools now available
Sep 16, 2021, 1:45 PM
You can now easily create custom marketing assets — such as banners and images — to promote your apps on social media and more. Simply select your app, choose a template, customize your design, and add preset messages in multiple...
App Store submissions now open for iOS 15 & iPadOS 15
Sep 14, 2021, 3:22 PM
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, the world’s most advanced mobile operating systems, will soon be available to customers worldwide. Improve your app’s performance by refactoring your code to take advantage of asynchronous functions in Swift. Use...
App Store submissions now open for watchOS 8
Sep 14, 2021, 3:21 PM
Deliver even more powerful and personal apps for Apple Watch with the new capabilities of watchOS 8. With the Always-On Retina Display, your apps are always available at a quick glance. Gather HealthKit data and connect to Bluetooth...
App Store submissions now open for tvOS 15
Sep 14, 2021, 3:20 PM
With the tvOS 15 SDK, you can let people sign in to your app and authorize purchases using Face ID or Touch ID on their iPhone or iPad. A redesigned playback UI provides users with convenient access to relevant controls and information...
Sep 14, 2021, 1:00 PM
Watch the replay from September 14 at apple.com.Watch the replay
Developer Spotlight: Prêt-à-Template
Sep 1, 2021, 1:17 PM
It wasn’t long after Prêt-à-Template founder and CEO Roberta Weiand launched her app in 2014 that it became a darling among fashion designers around the world.
With its library of templates, textures, and patterns, the app lets anyone...
Introducing the News Partner Program
Aug 26, 2021, 4:05 PM
Enrollment is now open for the News Partner Program, designed for subscription news publications that provide their content to Apple News in Apple News Format. Publishers that work with Apple News may qualify for a commission rate of 15%...
Developer Spotlight: Puppr
Aug 25, 2021, 2:53 PM
If Loki the sheepdog hadn’t been so smart — or if his owners had a backyard — the dog-training app Puppr might not exist.
Developers Michael Gao and Alice Mongkongllite got their first dog when they were newlyweds living in a Los Angeles...
Additional banking information required in App Store Connect
Aug 23, 2021, 1:00 PM
Due to changes in local regulations, the bank account holder’s address is now required if you have bank account information in App Store Connect. Account Holders, Admins, and Finance roles can now provide a valid address in the Agreements,...
Developer Spotlight: The Dyrt
Aug 18, 2021, 12:59 PM
Sarah Smith, an avid camper and cofounder of The Dyrt, was frustrated by how hard it was to find details on a campsite before you booked. She wanted to know that, say, site 2 was next to a busy road, while site 7 was along a river.
SharePlay release schedule update
Aug 17, 2021, 1:00 PM
SharePlay has been disabled for use in the developer beta 6 versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and tvOS 15, and will be disabled in the upcoming beta 6 release of macOS Monterey. SharePlay will also be disabled for use in their initial...
Developer Spotlight: Revry
Aug 11, 2021, 10:00 AM
In five years, Revry has gone from an idea among friends to the biggest LGBTQ+ streaming service on the App Store, with a huge library of original movies, shows, music, and podcasts — and it’s growing by the day.
Founded in 2016 by Damian...
Challenge: Solution to “Memgraph Capture The Flag”
Aug 10, 2021, 12:00 PM
The “Memgraph Capture the Flag” challenge invites you to learn and practice memory debugging and symbolication with command line tools. If you haven’t yet attempted the challenge or otherwise don’t want to be spoiled on the necessary steps...
Behind the Design: Pok Pok Playroom
Aug 9, 2021, 12:00 PM
When the husband-and-wife team of Esther Huybreghts and Mathijs Demaeght first began dreaming up Pok Pok Playroom, they made a solemn vow: parents shouldn't need to mute the app in a restaurant.
“We didn’t want media and jingles and...
Developer Spotlight: SmartGym
Aug 4, 2021, 2:06 PM
Matt Abras kept three words in mind when creating SmartGym: simplicity, simplicity, and simplicity.
“Many workout apps have a throw-spaghetti-at-the-wall-and-see-what sticks plan,” says the Brazil-based developer. “I don’t like that...
Upcoming tax and price changes for apps and in-app purchases
Aug 3, 2021, 12:30 PM
When taxes or foreign exchange rates change, we sometimes need to update prices on the App Store in certain regions and/or adjust your proceeds.In the next few days, prices of apps and in-app purchases (excluding auto-renewable...
Get ready for a new Game Center authentication certificate
Jul 30, 2021, 6:25 PM
Starting August 4, 2021, a new certificate for server-based Game Center verification will be available via the publicKeyUrl. The previous certificate will no longer be available after this date. As a reminder, make sure your app always...
Behind the Design: Carrot Weather
Jul 30, 2021, 11:00 AM
Generally speaking, weather apps don’t threaten your life.
They don’t insult your life choices. They don’t tell you that the sun makes your skin look, and we’re quoting here, “like curdled oatmeal.” And they rarely, if ever, try to...
Apple Entrepreneur Camp applications open for Black founders and developers
Jul 28, 2021, 5:05 PM
Apple Entrepreneur Camp supports underrepresented founders and developers as they build the next generation of cutting-edge apps and helps form a global network that encourages the pipeline and longevity of these entrepreneurs in...
Developer Spotlight: Ladder
Jul 28, 2021, 2:00 PM
Ladder is a self-care and mindfulness app built for the Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) community — or, as founder Don Le puts it, “people like us.”
The app helps you establish positive, productive daily routines to reduce...
Developer Spotlight: Noted
Jul 23, 2021, 11:00 AM
Four years ago, Noted cofounders Terenze Yuen and Fai Tung came out of an hours-long client meeting with two things: a very lengthy recording and a total lack of enthusiasm for transcribing it. “You can imagine the pain,” Yuen...