• App Store Connect API Now Available

    You can now request access to the new App Store Connect API to automate tasks on App Store Connect. This REST API for internal development, testing, and reporting purposes within your team, lets you customize key parts of your internal workflow. Learn more about the API
  • Updated Certificate for Game Center Authentication

    On November 12, 2018, a new certificate for server-based Game Center Player ID verification will be available via the publicKeyUrl property of generateIdentityVerificationSignature, and the previous certificate will expire.Make sure your app always retrieves and uses the current publicKeyUrl value so it automatically uses the new certificate. If your app caches the certificate or hardcodes the certificate URL, it will require an update. Learn more
  • Get Ready for the New iPad Pro

    Make sure your apps and games take advantage of the new iPad Pro to deliver faster, more responsive experiences like never before. The new all-screen design goes from edge to edge. Face ID works seamlessly in portrait or landscape. The new A12X Bionic chip outperforms the vast majority of portable PCs, runs pro apps, and enables stunning augmented reality experiences. And with support for accessories like the second-generation Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio, iPad Pro represents the bigges
  • Get Your Mac Software Notarized

    macOS Mojave is here. Give Mac users even more confidence in your software distributed outside the Mac App Store by submitting it to Apple to be notarized. When users on macOS Mojave first open a notarized app, installer package, or disk image, they’ll see a more streamlined Gatekeeper dialog and have confidence that it is not known malware.Download Xcode 10 and submit your software today. In an upcoming release of macOS, Gatekeeper will require Developer ID–signed software
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  • MapKit JS Dashboard Now Available

    MapKit JS lets you add Apple Maps to webpages, complete with annotations, overlays, and interfaces to services such as search and directions. And now, you can track your website’s use of Apple Maps services with the new MapKit JS Dashboard. Monitor map initializations and service requests in real-time, or see up to a year of activity by day, week, month, or year.Learn more about MapKit JS
  • App Bundles Now Support Mac Apps and Free Apps with Subscriptions

    App bundles make it easy for customers to buy up to 10 of your apps in a single purchase. And now, you can create app bundles for Mac apps or free apps that offer an auto-renewable subscription to access all apps in the bundle. Learn how to set up app bundles and effectively market them on your App Store product page.Learn about offering app bundles
  • Invite Beta Testers with a TestFlight Public Link

    Now it’s even easier to get valuable feedback on your app before releasing it on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Simply enable a public link for your app in App Store Connect that leads to an invitation to test in TestFlight. Share the link to let anyone discover the beta version of your app.Learn about TestFlight beta testing
  • New Videos Now Available

    Get all the design and development details you need to optmize your apps for iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr, and Apple Watch Series 4.Watch the videos
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  • Submit Your Apps to the All-New Mac App Store

    The reimagined Mac App Store will soon be arriving with macOS Mojave. Organized around the specific things customers love to do on Mac, along with insightful stories, curated collections, and videos, the Mac App Store on macOS Mojave beautifully showcases your apps and makes them even easier to find. You also have more opportunities to display your content with subtitles, up to 10 screenshots, and up to three app previews per localization. Download Xcode 10 GM 
  • Introducing Apple Watch Series 4

    Bring incredible experiences to the wrist with the expanded display and performance enhancements of Apple Watch Series 4. Show more content at a glance, and display more information in full color with vivid detail using new complication types on the Infograph and Infograph Modular face. And with watchOS 5, you can take advantage of interactive notifications, access to the Siri watch face, audio controls, and more.Learn more
  • Get Your Apps Ready for the Next Level

    iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR feature a trio of all-screen displays paired with A12 Bionic and the next-generation Neural Engine. A12 Bionic is the smartest and most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, and is designed for performance in mind with Core ML, ARKit, Metal, and more. And now Face ID works even faster than before to securely and privately unlock, authenticate, and pay.Learn more
  • Developer Insights Series: Using Subscriptions

    Auto-renewable subscriptions give users access to content or services within an app on an ongoing basis. The developers behind Elevate, Dropbox, Calm, and Bumble share how they create great customer experiences by continuing to provide value throughout the entire subscription lifecycle.Watch the film
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  • Korean Won Now Accepted on the App Store

    Starting today, the pricing for apps and in-app purchases in the Republic of Korea will change from U.S. Dollars to Korean Won (KRW). While your proceeds from sales in the Republic of Korea will also change to KRW, you will continue to be paid in the currency you selected for your bank in App Store Connect.
  • Privacy Policy Reminder

    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. Starting October 3, 2018, App Store Connect will require a privacy policy for all new apps and app updates before they can be submitted for distribution on the App Store or through TestFlight external testing. In addition, your app’s privacy policy link or text will only be editable when you submit a new version of your app. Lea
  • Search Ads Now Available in More Countries

    Your app promotion on the App Store can now reach people in 13 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Discover this efficient and easy way to help people find your app at the top of relevant search results on the App Store.Learn more about Search Ads
  • WWDC18 Video Subtitles Now in More Languages

    You can now watch all the session videos from this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference with Japanese and Simplified Chinese subtitles.View WWDC18 videos
  • Search Ads is Expanding to More Countries

    You can now create campaigns for apps on the App Store in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and South Korea. Search Ads is an efficient and easy way to help people discover your app at the top of relevant search results on the App Store.Learn more about Search Ads
  • New Design Resources Now Available

    It’s never been easier to design apps for Mac and Apple Watch. The Human Interface Guidelines now include a full set of essential AppKit UI elements for designing Mac apps in Sketch or Photoshop, as well as dozens of new UI elements for watchOS apps, watch face templates for designing complications, a color guide, and new text styles.Learn more
  • Create custom ringtones for your iPhone - CNET

    Turn a song, sound clip, MP3 file or just about anything else into your very own iPhone ringtone.
  • WWDC18 Video Transcripts Now Available

    Take advantage of transcripts to quickly discover and share information presented in WWDC18 videos. You can search by keyword, see all instances where the keyword is mentioned in the video, go straight to the time it was mentioned, and even share a link to that specific time.See this year’s WWDC videos
  • Introducing App Store Connect

    For app developers and their teams, iTunes Connect is now called App Store Connect. And with the new App Store Connect app, it’s even easier to manage your apps, view trends, respond to reviews, and reply to active Resolution Center issues, all on your iOS device. You can also receive push notifications for changes in your app status and new customer reviews.Learn more about App Store Connect
  • Siri Shortcuts

    Siri can now intelligently pair users’ daily routines with your apps to suggest convenient shortcuts right when they’re needed. Use the Shortcuts API to help users quickly accomplish tasks related to your app, directly from the lock screen, in Spotlight, or from the Siri watch face.Learn more about Siri Shortcuts
  • See What’s New on Apple Platforms

    Download the Xcode 10 beta, which includes the SDKs for iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave. With powerful advancements in Apple software and tools, you can build your most interactive, intelligent, and engaging experiences yet.Learn more
  • Machine Learning

    With Core ML 2, you can process models faster than ever, make them smaller, and much more. And now, you can easily build and train models using the new Create ML framework, with no machine learning expertise required.Learn more about machine learning
  • Get Ready for the All-New Mac App Store

    The reimagined Mac App Store arrives with a new look and new editorial content that inspires and informs. Organized around the specific things customers love to do on Mac, along with insightful stories, curated collections, and videos, the Mac App Store on macOS Mojave beautifully showcases your apps and makes them even easier to find.Learn more about the all-new Mac App Store
  • ARKit 2

    iOS is the biggest AR platform in the world, and now you can create even more incredible experiences with ARKit 2. Multiple users can use their iOS device to simultaneously view AR experiences or play multiplayer games, as bystanders spectate. AR experiences can be saved and resumed at a later time in the same state. And you can incorporate real-world objects into your AR experiences, giving your users greater immersive opportunities.Learn more about ARKit 2
  • Search Ads Advanced Now Offers More Ad Variations

    Search Ads provides an efficient and easy way to promote your app at the top of App Store search results. Now you can create more ad variations using all of the screenshots and app previews from your App Store product page.Learn more
  • 2019 iPhone will have third camera for AR, says analyst - CNET

    The rumored third camera could be there to lend a stereoscopic helping hand.
  • Upcoming iOS 11 App Update Requirements

    iOS 11 delivers innovative features and the redesigned App Store to hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Your apps can deliver more intelligent, unified, and immersive experiences with Core ML, ARKit, new camera APIs, new SiriKit domains, Apple Music integration, drag and drop for iPad, and more. Starting July 2018, all iOS app updates submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK and must support the Super Retina display of iPhone X.Learn m
  • 2018 iPhone: All the rumors on specs, price, release date - CNET

    New models are rumored to include a super-sized and a lower-priced version.
  • Developer Insights Series: Responding to Reviews

    Customers can provide ratings and reviews on the App Store to give feedback on their user experienceand help others decide which apps to try. Tinybop, Zynga, Hopscotch, Tone It Up, 1 Second Everyday, and Pocket share how having a direct dialogue with customers on the App Store helps them improve their apps’ discoverability, encourage downloads, and build rapport with users.Watch the film
  • 64-bit Transition on macOS

    With the recent release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, the first time users launch an app that does not support 64-bit they will see an alert that the app is not optimized for their Mac.As a reminder, new apps submitted to the Mac App Store must support 64-bit, and starting June 2018, app updates and existing apps must support 64-bit. If you distribute your apps outside the Mac App Store, we highly recommend distributing 64-bit binaries to make sure your users can continue to run your apps o
  • Apple Pay Has Expanded to Brazil

    You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Brazil, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your apps and websites.Learn more about Apple Pay
  • Allowing Users to Manage their Data in iCloud

    The European Union’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may impact the way you currently let your users manage their data. Learn how to provide ways for your users to manage their data stored in iCloud, including the ability to temporarily deactivate or restrict access, delete, or get a copy of their data.Learn more
  • Introducing ClassKit for Education Apps

    The ClassKit framework, coming in Xcode 9.4, works with a powerful new iPad app called Schoolwork that helps teachers and students keep track of assignments and progress. With ClassKit, you can help teachers easily discover specific learning activities in your app, take students directly to the right activity with a single tap, and securely and privately share progress data to help teachers personalize instruction.Learn more about ClassKit
  • Developer Insights Series: App Store Product Page

    With iOS 11 there are even more elements of the product page that help to drive discoverability and downloads. The people behind Concepts, Grokker, TypeShift, War Dragons, and codeSpark Academy share how they use each metadata element on the App Store product page to encourage users to download their apps.Watch the film
  • Introducing IBM Watson Services for Core ML

    Discover new ways to build intelligence into your iOS apps. With IBM Watson Services for Core ML, it’s easy to build apps that access powerful Watson capabilities right from iPhone and iPad, so you can provide dynamic, intelligent insights that improve over time. Your apps can quickly analyze images, accurately classify visual content, and easily train models using Watson Services.Learn about IBM Watson Services for Core ML
  • iPhone 11 and iPhone X Plus: All the rumors on specs, price, release date - CNET

    2018 iPhone models are rumored to include super-sized and lower-priced versions.
  • WWDC18 Registration Now Open

    Register by Thursday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. PDT for your chance to join us and thousands of talented minds from around the world in San Jose, June 4-8.Learn more about the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference
  • How to survive an iPhone with only 16GB of storage - CNET

    Whether you couldn't afford a pricier model or just misjudged how much storage you'd need, these tips can help you get by.
  • Display More Screenshots on Your Product Page

    You can now display up to 10 screenshots on your product page on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV, to show customers more of your app’s experience.Learn how to make the most of your product page
  • Build Your Apps for iOS 11 and iPhone X

    iOS 11 has brought innovative features and the redesigned App Store to hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Your apps can deliver more intelligent, unified, and immersive experiences with Core ML, ARKit, new camera APIs, new SiriKit domains, Apple Music integration, drag and drop for iPad, and more.Starting April 2018, all new iOS apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK, included in Xcode 9 or later. All new apps for iPhone, including unive
  • Upload App Previews with Transporter

    You can now use Transporter, Apple’s command-line delivery tool, to upload app previews to iTunes Connect. Transporter integrates with your content management system to deliver your app metadata in bulk using XML, which is especially useful for adding and managing multiple localizations. For details on using Transporter to upload app previews, see the App Metadata Specification.Learn more about app previews
  • Reminder: 64-bit Requirement for Mac Apps

    Starting January 31, new apps submitted to the Mac App Store must support 64-bit, and Mac app updates and existing apps must support 64-bit starting June 2018. If you distribute your apps outside the Mac App Store, we highly recommend distributing 64-bit binaries to make sure your users can continue to run your apps on future versions of macOS. Build and submit your apps using Xcode 9.2.Learn more about distributing Mac apps
  • New Tools for 64-bit Support in Xcode 9.3 Beta

    The last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compromise is macOS High Sierra. Make sure future releases of your app are 64-bit compatible by using new diagnostic tools in Xcode 9.3 beta and testing on macOS 10.13.4 beta. This version of Xcode also builds 64-bit apps by default.Download Xcode 9.3 beta
  • Swift Playgrounds 2.0 Now Available

    The latest version of Swift Playgrounds includes new features to make it easier to discover even more content. Now you can subscribe to playgrounds from your favorite third-party creators, then browse and download their content directly within Swift Playgrounds. You’ll automatically see new and updated playgrounds in your subscriptions, a content gallery that shows all playgrounds in a single view, new robots, and much more.Learn more about Swift Playgrounds
  • ARKit 1.5 Now Available

    iOS 11 is the biggest AR platform in the world, allowing you to create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for hundreds of millions of iOS users. Now you can build even more immersive experiences by taking advantage of the latest features of ARKit, available in iOS 11.3 beta. With improved scene understanding, your app can see and place virtual objects on vertical surfaces, and more accurately map irregularly shaped surfaces. Real world images, such as signs, posters, and artwork can be i
  • Apple Developer Program Membership Fee Waivers Now Available

    We’re pleased to announce that Apple Developer Program membership is now available at no cost for eligible organizations. Nonprofit organizations, accredited educational institutions, and government entities based in the United States that will distribute only free apps on the App Store can request to have their annual membership fee waived.Learn more about membership fee waivers
  • iTunes Connect Holiday Schedule

    As a reminder, 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. Other iTunes Connect and developer account features will remain available.Learn more about preparing apps for the App Store.
  • Offer Introductory Pricing for Your Subscriptions

    You can now offer new customers a discounted introductory price for your auto-renewable subscriptions on the App Store. Visit your in-app purchase page in iTunes Connect to configure introductory pricing and use new API additions in iOS 11.2 to localize and display introductory pricing details to your users.Learn more about offering introductory pricing.
20 Nov 2018

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