What you need to know
- Apple has released two announcements for developers today.
- The alerts have to do with Xcode and the upcoming AppTrackingTransparency launch.
Developers need to make sure their apps are up to date!
Apple has posted a couple of announcements on its Developer website (opens in new tab) today in order to ensure developers are up to date with how their apps are built.
The company has announced that "starting April 26, 2021, all iPhone and iPad apps submitted to the App Store must be built with Xcode 12 and the iOS 14 SDK or later." Apple Watch apps will need to be built with "Xcode 12 and the watchOS 7 SDK or later."
Apple is also warning developers once again that, with the release of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and tvOS 14.5 next week, apps "must use the AppTrackingTransparency framework to request the user's permission to track them."
Developers can learn more on the Apple Developer website (opens in new tab).
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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