Apple today reminded iOS developers to update their apps for iOS 13, using the new Xcode 11 golden master that was released earlier today.

According to Apple, all new apps and app updates will need to be built with the iOS 13 SDK and support the all-screen design of the iPhone XS Max or later by April 2020.

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With iOS 13, your app can take advantage of Dark Mode, a dramatic new look for iPhone, Sign in with Apple, the fast, easy way to sign in to apps, and the latest advances in ARKit 3, Core ML 3, and Siri. Build your apps using Xcode 11 GM seed, test them on iOS devices running the latest GM seeds, and submit them for review.

Starting April 2020, all new apps and app updates will need to be built with the iOS 13 SDK and support the all-screen design of iPhone XS Max or later.

Apple plans to release iOS 13 to the public on Thursday, September 19, one day before the new ‌iPhone‌ 11, ‌iPhone‌ 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max models become available for purchase.

Top Rated Comments

dominiongamma Avatar
62 months ago
Should be required by end of 2019
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
62 months ago
March 31, 2020...

"We haven't been given enough time!!"
- some devs probably
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
az431 Avatar
62 months ago
Should, well said. Too bad some devs develop an app among them good apps then they update them like once or twice a year. It's very frustrating.
There was a time when you bought software and that was it. Now people complain that their free app isn’t updated often enough.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B4U Avatar
62 months ago
That is like half a year later. Isn't that too late already?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dominiongamma Avatar
62 months ago
There was a time when you bought software and that was it. Now people complain that their free app isn’t updated often enough.
Developers have a responsibility to update their apps and follow the guideline Apple
laid out. If they can’t do that then maybe they need to rethink about being a developer. In 2019 people expect high quality apps to work with their new phones they bought.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CatalinApple Avatar
62 months ago
Should be required by end of 2019
Should, well said. Too bad some devs develop an app among them good apps then they update them like once or twice a year. It's very frustrating.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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