Apple announced today that it is extending several deadlines that may require apps to be built on SDKs designed for the latest iOS and watchOS updates that include iOS 13 features.
Apple will not require developers until June 30, 2020 to meet the following requirements.
– Apps for iPhone or iPad must be created using the iOS 13 SDK or higher and use an Xcode storyboard to provide the app's home screen.
IPhone apps must support all iPhone screens, and all iPad apps must support all iPad screens.
̵1; Apps for Apple Watch must be created with the watchOS 6 SDK or higher.
– Apps that authenticate or set up user accounts must support signing in to Apple when required by App Store Review Policy Guideline 4.8.
– Apps in the children category must fully comply with guidelines 1.3 and 5.1.4. the App Store review guidelines.
– Apps that use HTML 5 must fully comply with guidelines 4.7, sections 4, 5 and 6 of the review guidelines for the "App Store".
In particular, apps do not have to "sign in to Apple" or adhere to new guidelines for apps designed for children through the end of June.
Apple extends deadlines to accommodate developers who may need additional time to update their apps in the App Store. Apple previously asked developers to meet these deadlines in April 2020.
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