Apple alerts developers to new catalog reports, iTunes Connect Mobile 2.0, and 1024x1024 icon requirements

Following up on WWDC 2012 and iOS 6, Apple recently sent an email to developers informing them of new catalog reports, a new iTunes Connect Mobile 2.0 app, and a new requirement fo 1024x1024 icons.

App and In-App Catalog Reports Now AvailableCatalog reports provide you with extended information for all of your apps and In-App Purchases. To view and generate reports, go to the Catalog Reports module on iTunes Connect. New reports can be generated only once every 24 hours.iTunes Connect Mobile 2.0

iTunes Connect Mobile 2.0 is now available on the App Store. iTunes Connect Mobile allows you to access all of your app information, customer reviews, and sales data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can now also access the metadata for your apps, designate favorite apps for easy tracking, and provide access for additional user roles.

High-Resolution App Icon and Newsstand Cover Art for Retina DisplayStarting in July, newly submitted iOS apps require high-resolution icons and cover art. Large icons and Newsstand cover art must have a minimum resolution of 1024 x 1024 pixels. To change your app icons or cover art, go to the Manage Your Applications module on iTunes Connect. For more information, see the Custom Icon and Image Creation Guidelines in the iOS Developer Library.

If anyone plays with the new reports or new version of iTunes Connect, let us know how they work for you. And if you're updating your assets, let us know how much of a chore it is to go to 1024.

Simon Sage

Editor-at-very-large at Mobile Nations, gamer, giant.

  • I like the new high quality icon requirement. I want that for cover art too and music videos, some of the ones I buy from iTunes suck.
  • More proof that the upcoming iPhone will have a 1080p screen!
  • Maybe, but the icon is also used by iTunes, and with Retina Display displays, this will look better.
  • This is likely for iTunes on the new Macbook Pro with retina screen.
  • I recently updated assets for BackupCall and it was just a matter of taking the large file from my designer and post it in iTunes. What I am missing is some app to get better reports from itunes Catalog Reports. I could wip up somthing quit fast myself but cant find the time right now.