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Last Build Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:00:00 PDT

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New Beta Downloads Now Available

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:00:00 PDT

A new beta of Xcode 9 is now available, and includes Swift 4 and SDKs used to build apps with the latest innovations and powerful capabilities in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Xcode 9 beta 2 (9M137d)macOS 10.13 beta 2 (17A291j)iOS 11 beta 2 (15A5304i)watchOS 4 beta 2 (15R5307f)tvOS 11 beta 2 (15J5310e)View all downloads.



macOS Sierra 10.12.6 beta 4 (16G18a) Now Available

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:00:00 PDT

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 beta 4 (16G18a) Now Available



New Beta Downloads Now Available

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Test your apps with the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.macOS Sierra 10.12.6 beta 3 (16G16b)iOS 10.3.3 beta 3 (14G5047a)watchOS 3.2.3 beta 3 (14V5744a)tvOS 10.2.2 beta 3 (14W5745a)View all downloads.



2017 Apple Design Award Winners

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:00:00 PDT

The Apple Design Awards recognize state-of-the-art apps that reflect the very best in design, innovation, and technology on Apple platforms. Learn about these winning apps and the talented developers behind them. See the winners.



Updated Guidelines Now Available

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:00:00 PDT

The App Store Review Guidelines have been updated. We review all apps submitted to the App Store in an effort to determine whether they are reliable, perform as expected, and are free of offensive material. As you plan and develop your app, make sure to use these updated guidelines.See the App Store Review Guidelines.



WWDC17. Now Live Streaming

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:00:00 PDT

See the latest advancements in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS with over 100 sessions presented by Apple engineers at this year’s conference. We’re live streaming all sessions daily and posting videos and related sample code throughout the week. Watch WWDC session videos.



Build More Intelligent Apps with Core ML

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:00:00 PDT

Now you can bring intelligent features, such as face tracking, text detection, language identification, and much more into your apps with the new foundational machine learning technology that is used across Apple products. Core ML delivers blazingly fast performance with easy integration of machine learning models.Learn more about Core ML.



Create Augmented Reality Experiences with ARKit

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:00:00 PDT

iOS 11 introduces ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways.Learn more about ARKit.



Get Ready for the All-New App Store

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:00:00 PDT

The App Store first launched nine years ago. And today, with over two million apps that transform the way we work, learn, and play, it’s the best app platform in the world. Now the App Store has been redesigned from the ground up to provide a beautiful place to showcase amazing apps and to help customers discover new favorites with the new Today tab, dedicated tabs for games and apps, a deeper product page experience, promoted in-app purchases, and enhanced search.In addition, starting today you can release your iOS app update to a small audience for feedback before making it available to your entire user base. Your version update will become available to an increasing percentage of users who have automatic updates turned on.Learn more about the all-new App Store.



Apple Pay Has Expanded to Italy

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:30:00 PDT

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Italy, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your apps and websites with a single touch.Learn more about Apple Pay.



New Beyond WWDC Events Added

Tue, 16 May 2017 10:00:00 PDT

In addition to WWDC, a variety of other exciting developer events will take place throughout the week in San Jose — and more have just been added. You can connect with a talented, international developer community, whether you’re attending the conference or visiting San Jose to experience these incredible events. Find out how you can be a part of this inspiring week.Learn more about the events.



New Downloads Now Available

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Test your apps with the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (16F73)iOS 10.3.2 (14F89 | 14F90)watchOS 3.2.2 (14V485)tvOS 10.2.1 (14W585a)View all downloads.



App Store Sources and App Referrer Data Now Available

Wed, 03 May 2017 15:49:00 PDT

App Analytics in iTunes Connect now provides insight on where customers discover your app, including App Store browsing and search, within other apps, or on the web. With key metrics based on source types, you can see your top referring apps and websites, making it easier to optimize your marketing campaigns.Learn more about App Analytics.



Introducing LivePhotosKit JS

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:00:00 PDT

This new JavaScript-based API makes it easy to embed Live Photos on your websites. In addition to enabling Live Photos on iOS and macOS, you can now let users display their Live Photos on the web. Learn more about Live Photos.



Search Ads is Expanding to the UK, Australia, and New Zealand

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:30:00 PDT

Starting April 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. PDT, Search Ads will be available on the App Store in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, providing an efficient and easy way to promote your app at the top of relevant search results in more markets. Get started with your campaigns today.Learn more about Search Ads.



What’s New in TestFlight

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:40:00 PDT

TestFlight in iTunes Connect now provides multiple build support, enhanced group capabilities, and improved tester management—making it even easier to test your apps.Multiple BuildsTestFlight now lets you distribute and test multiple builds at the same time, so testers can choose from a number of builds to test.GroupsTestFlight groups have changed. You can now do more with them, like create groups of TestFlight users, and each group can test a different build. To get you started, we’ve added all of your existing external testers to the group “External Testers,” which you can edit at any time.Tester ManagementTesters can continue testing a build when it goes live on the App Store, minimizing disruptions. iTunes Connect users can also access all active builds, letting them seamlessly compare different builds and you can easily resend invitations to testers who have not yet accepted their invitation. Learn more about TestFlight.



Announcing App Accelerator Bengaluru

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

The new App Accelerator provides a unique opportunity to get inspired by learning about the latest advances in iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS—directly from Apple experts in Bengaluru, India. Throughout the year, local developers can attend presentations on the capabilities of Apple platforms, explore best practices for optimizing apps, and learn more about designing high-quality apps for Apple platforms. Learn more about the App Accelerator.



SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS Now Available

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:50:00 PDT

Apple and SAP are working together to make it easier than ever to reinvent business processes and workflows everywhere. With the new SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, you can build powerful native iOS apps that integrate seamlessly with the SAP Cloud Platform. Learn more about the SDK.



Apple Pay Has Expanded to Taiwan

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:00:00 PDT

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Taiwan, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your apps and websites with a single touch.Learn more about Apple Pay.



Ratings, Reviews, and Responses on the App Store

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:20:00 PDT

Now you can engage new and existing customers more easily with streamlined ratings and reviews capabilities.In-App Ratings and ReviewsThe new StoreKit API available on iOS 10.3 makes it easy for customers to provide App Store ratings and reviews without leaving your app. Simply choose when you’d like to prompt the user, and the system takes care of the rest.Responding to CustomersYou can now publicly respond to customer reviews of your app on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. When you respond, the customer is notified and has the option to update their feedback. Learn more about Ratings and Reviews.



New Downloads Now Available

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Xcode 8.3 is now available, and includes Swift 3 and SDKs that you can use to build and test apps for the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.macOS Sierra 10.12.4 (16E195)iOS 10.3 (14E277)watchOS 3.2 (14V249)tvOS 10.2 (14W265)Xcode 8.3 (8E162)View all downloads.



WWDC 2017 Registration Now Open

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PDT

The opportunity to buy tickets to this year’s conference is offered by random selection. Register by Friday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. PDT for your chance to join thousands of others coming together to change the world.Learn more about WWDC 2017.



Swift Playgrounds 1.2 Now Available

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:30:00 PDT

Swift Playgrounds, the revolutionary app for iPad that helps students learn to code, is now localized in Simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Latin American Spanish, making it even easier for more students around the world to learn and experiment with code. Read the full press release.



Apple Pay Has Expanded to Ireland

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:30:00 PST

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Ireland, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your app and website with a single touch. Learn more about Apple Pay.



WWDC Scholarship Details Now Available

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:35:00 PST

WWDC Scholarships reward talented students and STEM organization members with the opportunity to attend this year’s conference. Developers selected for a scholarship will receive a WWDC17 ticket and lodging free of charge.Learn more about WWDC Scholarships.



Announcing WWDC 2017

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:03:00 PST

Apple’s developer community will come together at WWDC 2017 in San Jose, California from June 5 to 9 to learn about the future of Apple platforms and connect with thousands of developers from all around the world. In addition to the activities planned for conference attendees, a variety of other exciting developer events will take place throughout the city. Learn more about WWDC.



Developer Insights Series: Managing a Community

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PST

Super Evil Megacorp, the developer behind the mobile-first multiplayer game Vainglory, shares its approach to community management, and how it evolves the game by listening to player feedback. Learn more.



Updated Certificate for Game Center Authentication

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:50:00 PST

On February 13, 2017, 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.Apps that dynamically query the publicKeyUrl value will automatically use the new certificate, whereas apps that cache the certificate or hardcode the certificate URL may require an update. Learn more.



Allow Users to Provide Ratings From Within Your App

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:50:00 PST

With iOS 10.3, you can use a new API to ask users to provide App Store ratings and reviews without leaving your app. You can also publicly respond to customer reviews on the App Store and Mac App Store. Learn more.



SiriKit Now Available on watchOS 3.2

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:50:00 PST

Use APIs to integrate Siri’s natural language experience into your watchOS app. SiriKit supports apps for fitness, payments, rides, and messages so users can ask Siri to start a workout, send money, book a ride, and more. Learn more about SiriKit for watchOS.



Design Resources for iOS Apps Now Available

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:45:00 PST

Creating iOS apps is even easier with the updated Apple UI Design Resources. Use the latest Sketch and Photoshop templates and guides, color palettes, and the San Francisco typeface to quickly and accurately design iOS apps that integrate seamlessly into the overall user experience of iOS. Learn more.



Now Accepting Larger tvOS Binaries

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:30:00 PST

The size limit of a tvOS app bundle has increased from 200 MB to 4 GB, so you can include more media in your submission and provide a complete, rich user experience upon installation. Also, tvOS apps can use On-Demand Resources to host up to 20 GB of additional content on the App Store. Learn more about preparing apps for the App Store.



What a Way to Begin 2017

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:45:00 PST

The App Store welcomed 2017 with its busiest single day ever on New Year’s Day, with customers around the world spending $240 million on apps and in-app purchases. Developers earned over $20 billion last year, and to date have earned a cumulative $60 billion from the sale of apps and games. Thank you for the many innovative apps you've created — which together with our products — help to truly enrich people’s lives. See the full press release.



Supporting App Transport Security

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:15:00 PST

App Transport Security (ATS), introduced in iOS 9 and OS X v10.11, improves user security and privacy by requiring apps to use secure network connections over HTTPS. At WWDC 2016 we announced that apps submitted to the App Store will be required to support ATS at the end of the year. To give you additional time to prepare, this deadline has been extended and we will provide another update when a new deadline is confirmed. Learn more about ATS.



Winter Holiday Schedule

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:00:00 PST

As a reminder, we will not be accepting new app or app update submissions from 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.



Developer Insights Series: Building a Business in the Kids Category

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:00:00 PST

The five-person team at Originator shares its approach to building a sustainable business in the Kids category on the App Store and how it got the word out about its Endless apps. Learn more.



Best of 2016

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:00:00 PST

Congratulations to the developers featured in the App Store Best of 2016. This showcase honors the year’s most innovative apps and games on the App Store, and celebrates the amazing app experiences that developers have created for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. See all the featured apps.



Apple Pay Has Expanded to Spain

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Spain, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your app and website with a single touch. Learn more about Apple Pay.



Get Your Apps Ready for the Holidays

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:00:00 PST

The busiest season on the App Store is almost here. Make sure your apps are up-to-date and ready for the winter holidays. 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.



The Hour of Code

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:00:00 PST

As part of Computer Science Education Week, Apple will help inspire the next generation of developers with free Hour of Code workshops at your local Apple Store from December 5 to 11. Each workshop is a one-hour introduction to the basics of computer programming. To sign up for a workshop or learn how to host your own Hour of Code event, see the Apple Store website.The Hour of Code is an initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students around the world to one hour of computer science and computer programming.



Apple Pay for Donations

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:45:00 PST

U.S.-based nonprofits can now use Apple Pay to provide a simple and secure way to accept donations from within their app and website. Learn more.



Linking to Your tvOS App Product Pages

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:00:00 PST

Make it easier for customers to view your tvOS apps on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on the iTunes Store on Mac and PC with a direct link your app’s product page. Customers who have enabled their Apple TV to automatically install apps can download your app straight to Apple TV from their iOS device or computer. Simply get the link from iTunes Link Maker and use it when promoting your app.Learn more about preparing tvOS apps for the App Store.



Volume Purchase Program has Expanded

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:00:00 PDT

The Volume Purchase Program is now available in Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Poland, Portugal, and South Africa, making it easier for businesses and educational institutions in these countries to discover, purchase, and distribute your iOS apps and Mac apps in volume. Learn more.



In-App Purchase Promo Codes Now Available .

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:40:00 PDT

Give press and influencers early access to your app’s in-app purchases with promo codes from iTunes Connect. You can give away up to 100 promo codes for each in-app purchase item, up to a maximum of 1,000 codes per app. Learn more about promo codes.



Apple Pay Has Expanded to Japan

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Japan, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your app and website with a single touch. Learn more about Apple Pay.



Developer Insights Series: Marketing a Game at Launch

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:00 PDT

WRKSHP shares how it built an audience in the lead-up to the worldwide launch of Battle Camp, and how it attracted hundreds of thousands of players with limited marketing resources. Learn more.



Search Ads Now Available

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 PDT

Search Ads is an efficient and easy way to promote your app on the App Store for iPhone and iPad in the U.S., helping customers discover it at the very moment they are searching for apps to download. Designed to give users a safe search experience, Search Ads sets a new standard for delivering relevant ads while respecting user privacy.Ads go live on the App Store on October 5. For a limited time, eligible developers can receive a $100 credit toward their first campaign when they sign up for Search Ads.



New Apple Product Images and Messaging Guidelines

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:45:00 PDT

Images of iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2 are now available for you to use in marketing materials for your apps on the App Store. You can also get guidance on marketing and messaging iMessage apps, as well as showing your app’s screen content within Apple products such as Siri and Maps. Download the images and read the updated information in the App Store Marketing Guidelines.



Token Authentication Now Available for Push Notifications

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:35:00 PDT

You can now take advantage of a simpler method of authentication by using tokens instead of certificates when sending push notifications. A token is easy to generate, doesn’t expire, and can be used to send notifications to all of your apps. Learn more about push notifications.



Controlling Robots using Swift Playgrounds on iPad

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:00:00 PDT

At WWDC16 we demonstrated controlling a Sphero SPRK+ robot on stage, driven by the Swift Playgrounds app on iPad. The playground has been updated for the latest release of Swift Playgrounds on the App Store. Visit the Swift blog to download the file and run it on your iPad to see how it works, and learn to write code that lets you control the robot in additional ways.



New Subscriptions Data and Reports are Now Available

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:50:00 PDT

You can now get more data about your auto-renewable subscriptions in iTunes Connect. The new Subscriptions page in Sales and Trends makes it easy to view key metrics and two new reports provide details into subscriber activity. Learn more.



Submit Your Apps to the App Store

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:00:00 PDT

You can now submit your apps that take advantage of exciting new features available in the next release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. And with the new App Store for iMessage, users will be able to download your iMessage apps and sticker packs directly within Messages.Build your apps using Xcode 8 GM seed, test with the GM seeds of macOS Sierra, iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and submit them for review. To learn more about preparing your submissions for the App Store, see Submitting Your Apps.



Updated Guidelines Now Available

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT

The App Store Review Guidelines have been updated to include information on subscriptions, SiriKit, and iMessage. As you plan and develop your apps for the upcoming releases of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS, and tvOS, make sure to read these updated guidelines.See the App Store Review Guidelines.



App Store Improvements

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT

We love helping customers discover innovative, useful, and exciting apps on the App Store. With more than 2 million apps available and around 100,000 new and updated apps submitted each week, there’s something for everyone. To make it easier for customers to find great apps that fit their needs, we’re implementing two suggestions from the developer community starting September 7, 2016.



Safari Extensions in Safari 10

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:00:00 PDT

Create Safari Extensions that give users access to your app’s best features as they browse the web. Xcode makes it simple to add Safari Extensions to your existing app by using an App Extensions template. Easily develop your extensions using powerful, native APIs and web technologies. And coming this fall with macOS Sierra, you can sell and distribute apps with Safari Extensions on the Mac App Store. Learn more about Safari Extensions.



Get Your iMessage Apps Ready

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:00:00 PDT

Take advantage of the new Messages framework in iOS 10 to create an app extension that lets people interact with your iOS app directly within Messages. Users can easily create and share content, add stickers, make payments, and more, without leaving their conversations. And coming this fall, you can make iMessage apps available for download directly on the App Store for iMessage. Learn more about iMessage apps.



Simplified Screenshot Submission Process

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:50:00 PDT

Now it’s easier than ever to deliver your screenshots and app preview using iTunes Connect. Submit just one set of screenshots and one optional app preview per device family, and they will be used across device sizes and localizations.If your app’s UI or behavior changes based on device size, or if you would like to include localized screenshots, you can use the new Media Manager to add custom screenshots. Learn more by watching What's New in iTunes Connect from WWDC16.



Developer Insights Series: Creating a Great Commerce Experience

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:00:00 PDT

Houzz shares its unique approach to e‑commerce, and how the experience evolved from a side project to a multi-platform app with tens of millions of users monthly. Learn more.



Apple Pay Has Expanded to France and Hong Kong

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:00:00 PDT

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in France and Hong Kong, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay for physical goods and services within your app with a single touch. Learn more about Apple Pay.



WWDC16 Video Transcripts

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:00:00 PDT

Take advantage of transcripts to quickly discover and share information presented in WWDC16 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. Watch session videos.



Apple Pay Has Expanded to Switzerland

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:00:00 PDT

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Switzerland, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay for physical goods and services within your app with a single touch. Learn more about Apple Pay.



Developer Insights Series: Using the Paid Business Model

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:10:00 PDT

Find out why 3 Minute Games chose the paid business model for their Lifeline apps, and how the studio keeps users engaged between releases. Learn more.