What you need to know
- Apple has told developers that they will soon need to submit apps built using the latest Xcode 13 development tool.
- All apps submitted from April 25 will need to be built using Xcode 13.
- The Xcode 13 tool allows apps to be built for the latest releases including iOS 15.
Apple has told developers that they must submit apps built with Xcode 13 from April 13. The Xcode 13 development tool includes support for all of Apple's latest software releases.
The new requirement was confirmed via the Apple developer website (opens in new tab) and it shouldn't come as a big surprise — Apple does like developers to move to the latest version of Xcode as soon as possible and they still have a number of weeks before the requirement kicks in.
Developers wishing to learn more about the new requirements can do so in the announcement update (opens in new tab) and should probably add April 25 to their calendars sooner rather than later.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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