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Get ready with the latest beta releases

The beta versions of iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, macOS 14.4, tvOS 17.4, and watchOS 10.4 are now available. Get your apps ready by confirming they work as expected on these releases. And to take advantage of the advancements in the latest SDKs, make sure to build and test with Xcode 15.3 beta. View downloads and […]

Apple Vision Pro developer stories and Q&As

Meet some of the incredible teams building for visionOS, and get answers from Apple experts on spatial design and creating great apps for Apple Vision Pro. Developer stories Blackbox: Rebooting an inventive puzzle game for visionOS The incredible puzzler comes to the infinite canvas. View now “The full impact of fruit destruction”: How Halfbrick cultivated […]

Blackbox: Rebooting an inventive puzzle game for visionOS

If you’ve ever played Blackbox, you know that Ryan McLeod builds games a little differently. In the inventive iOS puzzler from McLeod’s studio, Shapes & Stories, players solve challenges not by tapping or swiping but by rotating the device, plugging in the USB cable, singing a little tune — pretty much everything except touching the […]

Updated App Store Review Guidelines now available

The App Store Review Guidelines have been revised to support updated policies, upcoming features, and to provide clarification. We now also indicate which guidelines only apply to Notarization for iOS apps in the European Union. The following guidelines have been divided into subsections for the purposes of Notarization for iOS apps in the EU: 2.3.1 2.5.16 […]

Update on apps distributed in the European Union

We’re sharing some changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store, impacting developers’ apps in the European Union (EU) to comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA). These changes create new options for developers who distribute apps in any of the 27 EU member states, and do not apply to apps distributed anywhere else in the […]

Apple introduces new options worldwide for streaming game services and apps that provide access to mini apps and games

New analytics reports coming in March for developers everywhere Developers can also enable new sign-in options for their apps Today, Apple is introducing new options for how apps globally can deliver in-app experiences to users, including streaming games and mini-programs. Developers can now submit a single app with the capability to stream all of the […]

Swift Student Challenge applications open February 5

We’re so excited applications for the Swift Student Challenge 2024 will open on February 5. Looking for some inspiration? Learn about past Challenge winners to gain insight into the motivations behind their apps. Just getting started? Get tools, tips, and guidance on everything you need to create an awesome app playground.

StoreKit and review guideline update

Starting today, because of a recent United States Court decision, App Store Review Guideline 3.1.1 has been updated to introduce the StoreKit Purchase Link Entitlement (US), which allows apps that offer in-app purchases in the iOS or iPadOS App Store on the United States storefront the ability to include a link to the developer’s website that informs […]

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