Apple Developer News

  • 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


  • Submit Your Apps to the App Store

    You can now submit apps that take advantage of the powerful new capabilities in the next release of iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Build your apps using Xcode 10 GM seed, test with the latest releases of iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, and submit them for review.

    Starting March 2019, all new apps and app updates for iPhone, including universal apps, will need to be built with the iOS 12 SDK and support iPhone XS Max. All new apps and app updates for Apple Watch will need to be built with the watchOS 5 SDK and support Apple Watch Series 4.

    Learn about preparing your apps


  • 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 seed, build your apps for macOS Mojave, test, and submit for review.

    Learn about preparing your Mac apps


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.

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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 Republic 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. In addition, your app’s privacy policy link or text will only be editable when you submit a new version of your app.

    Learn more about privacy policy guidelines


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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