What you need to know
- Apple will release iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 to the public today.
- It's told developers that they can submit their new apps and updates to the App Store.
- The company didn't give developers much notice, though.
Apple announced yesterday that it would be making iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 available to the public today, giving developers almost no time to get ready. Apple has now told those same developers that they can submit their new and updated apps to the App Store for the first time.
Apps that target iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 can't be submitted for App Store review until Apple says so, and that happened yesterday. As a result, developers have been given less than a day to make sure their apps are submitted and approved. Something that isn't always guaranteed to happen thanks to Apple's opaque review process.
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Apple has also opened the App Store up for tvOS 14 app submissions as well, although that's unlikely to cause quite the same scramble.