Apple Announces ‘Tech Talks’ Where Developers Can Interface With Apple Experts

Apple today informed developers about a Tech Talks 2021 venture, which will allow developers to connect with Apple experts in more than 100 live online sessions and 1,500 available office hour appointments. Apple says that developers can use the sessions to dive into technical content, get answers to questions, and seek one-on-one meetings for guidance. […]

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iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Developer Tool Can More Heavily Prioritize 5G Versus Wi-Fi Connections

Everything New in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Beta 5 Apple today released the fifth betas of iOS and iPadOS 15 to developers, introducing additional tweaks to the new operating system that’s launching this fall. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. As we get further into the beta testing process, the changes […]

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Apple Decreasing App Store Prices in the UK, South Africa, and Many European Countries

Apple today told developers that it is updating App Store pricing in some countries due to taxes and changes in foreign exchange rates. Over the course of the next few days, app and in-app purchase pricing is set to decrease in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and all territories that use the Euro currency. Pricing […]

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Apple Now Offering Developers Access to Xcode Cloud

Apple today began notifying developers that they’re able to use the new Xcode Cloud service that was first introduced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. “We’re pleased to let you know your account has been enabled for Xcode Cloud beta,” reads the email sent out to developers. “You can now take advantage of continuous […]

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Apple Again Extends Deadline Requiring Apps Offering Virtual Group Events to Use In-App Purchases

Last fall, Apple changed its App Store rules around in-app purchases for realtime experiences, and the guidelines technically require apps that offer virtual events to more than a single person to use in-app purchases. Apple is not yet enforcing that rule, however, and has once again extended the timeline of when in-app purchases will need […]

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Apple Reminds Developers About Upcoming App Tracking Transparency Enforcement in iOS 14.5

Apple today reminded developers that its App Tracking Transparency rules will be enforced starting with the launch of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and tvOS 14.5. When these updates are released, developers will need to get express permission to access the IDFA or advertising identifier on a device to track users across apps and websites for […]

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Developers Start Receiving $500 Credits for Returning DTK Mac Minis

Apple last week sent out emails to developers who are in possession of a Developer Transition Kit, providing instructions on returning the test machines. Developers have now started mailing in their DTKs, with Apple rewarding the promised $500 USD credit once the DTK has been received. In appreciation of your participation in the Universal App […]

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Apple Requiring Developers to Return DTK Mac Minis by March 31

Apple today sent out emails to developers who are in possession of a Developer Transition Kit, asking them to return the machines by March 31. The Developer Transition Kits are Mac minis with A12Z chips that Apple provided for development purposes ahead of the release of the M1 Macs. Apple in the emails provided developers […]

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Apple Says COVID ‘Health Pass’ Apps Are Limited to Developers Working With Public Health Authorities

Apple today informed developers that “health pass” apps can only be submitted by developers that are working with recognized public health authorities. A “health pass” app is classified as an app that generates a pass that’s used to enter buildings and access in-person services based on testing and vaccination records. Apple says that to make […]

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Apple Inviting Developers to Online Events on Building Widgets, Creating App Clips and Bringing iPad Apps to Mac

Apple today sent out email invitations to developers inviting them to join various events focused on specific iOS, iPadOS, and macOS features like widgets and App Clips. A widget-centric event called “Building Great Widget Experiences” is set to take place on February 1, 2021, and will provide developers with opportunities to learn new techniques for […]

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iOS 14.2 Reportedly Causing Severe Battery Drain

Users on the Apple Developer forums and Reddit are widely reporting that iOS 14.2 causes severe battery drain issues. Symptoms of the problem include rapid battery drain and longer charge times than usual. Some users are reporting that their devices are losing over 50 percent charge in less than 30 minutes, and seeing large drops […]

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Apple Confirms Family Sharing for In-App Purchases and Subscriptions is Now Available

Apple yesterday quietly expanded its Family Sharing App Store functionality, adding a new App Store toggle that allows family members to share in-app subscriptions with one another. Apple today confirmed that the functionality has now rolled out and that it’s also applicable to in-app purchases. In an update for developers, Apple says that it’s now […]

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Apple Reminds Developers to Submit Privacy Info for ‘Nutritional Label for Apps’ Feature

Craig Federighi: Native Windows on M1 Macs is ‘Really up to Microsoft’ Following the release of the M1 Macs Apple executives have been doing interviews with a range of publications, and today, Ars Technica published another interview with software engineering chief Craig Federighi, hardware technologies lead Johny Srouji, and marketing VP Greg Joswiak. Much of […]

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Apple Shares Praise From Developers Happy With 15% App Store Fee Cut

Apple last week announced the launch of a new App Store Small Business Program that will see the company lowering its ‌App Store‌ fees for small business owners and independent developers. On January 1, 2021, all developers who earn less than $1 million from the ‌App Store‌ will pay a 15 percent commission to Apple […]

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Apple Extends Deadline Requiring Apps Offering Virtual Group Events to Use In-App Purchases

Apple in September tweaked its App Store rules surrounding in-app purchase requirements for realtime experiences, and as a result, apps that offer virtual events for more than a single person must use in-app purchases. Apple was originally requiring apps to comply starting in December 2020, but the deadline has now been pushed out until June […]

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Developers Now Able to Create Subscription Codes to Lure New and Returning Subscribers

Watch the M1 Apple Silicon MacBook Air Blaze Through Opening Every Default App At this point, we’ve seen enough reviews and benchmarks to know that the Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini offer incredible performance compared to prior-generation Intel models, but there are still new tests coming out that demonstrate just […]

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App Store Connect App for Developers Gets Fresh Icon, New Features

First A14 Benchmarks from iPad Air 4 Appear Online Benchmarks supposedly for Apple’s A14 Bionic processor in the iPad Air 4, first spotted by Twitter user “Ice Universe,” reveal that the A14 offers significant performance improvements over the iPhone 11’s A13 Bionic. A GeekBench benchmark for an “iPad13,2” with the motherboard number J308AP was uploaded […]

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Apple Releases New App Store Marketing Tools for Developers Like QR Codes

Apple today informed developers that it is making new App Store marketing tools available for use, providing developers with a simple way to create short links, embeddable code with app icon and product page, QR codes, and more. Take advantage of new marketing resources to promote your apps around the world. You can now generate […]

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