Apple Now Allows Developers to Transfer Ownership of App Store Apps That Use iCloud

Apple today announced that apps that use iCloud can now be transferred to another developer, solving a problem that developers have been dealing with for years now.

iOS App Store General Feature Sqaure Complement
Apple previously had an app transfer program for developers who want to transfer their apps to a new account or a new owner, but prior to now, it did not work with apps that use ‌iCloud‌.

Given the sheer number of apps that take advantage of Apple's ‌iCloud‌ functionality, this made it impossible for many developers to transfer their apps to a different App Store account using ‌App Store‌ Connect. Apple says that apps are now able to be transferred regardless of whether ‌iCloud‌ is in use.

There are some minor details that developers will need to be aware of when embarking on an app transfer for an app that uses ‌iCloud‌, with details available on Apple's website.

When an app is transferred, reviews, ratings, and other information remain accessible, and the app is not removed from the ‌App Store‌ during the transfer.

Popular Stories

iPhone 16 Pro Sizes Feature

iPhone 16 Series Is Just Two Months Away: Everything We Know

Monday July 15, 2024 4:44 am PDT by
Apple typically releases its new iPhone series around mid-September, which means we are about two months out from the launch of the iPhone 16. Like the iPhone 15 series, this year's lineup is expected to stick with four models – iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max – although there are plenty of design differences and new features to take into account. To bring ...
maxresdefault

Apple's AirPods Pro 2 vs. Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro

Saturday July 13, 2024 8:00 am PDT by
Samsung this week introduced its latest earbuds, the Galaxy Buds3 Pro, which look quite a bit like Apple's AirPods Pro 2. Given the similarities, we thought we'd compare Samsung's new earbuds to the AirPods Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, you could potentially mistake Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro for the AirPods Pro. The Buds3 Pro have the same...
iPhone 15 Pro Cameras

iPhone 17 Pro Max Will Be First Model to Feature Three 48MP Cameras

Thursday July 11, 2024 12:20 am PDT by
Next year's iPhone 17 Pro Max will feature an upgraded 48-megapixel Tetraprism camera for enhanced photo quality and zoom functionality, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his n-iphone-tetraprism-upgrade-ca62dd37e364">latest investor note published to Medium, Kuo said the key specification change would be a 1/2.6" 48MP CIS sensor, up from the 1/3.1" 12MP sensor expected to be used...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

10 Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Monday July 8, 2024 5:00 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models simultaneously, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different – already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
primeday2020 feature3

The Best Early Prime Day Deals on Apple Products

Saturday July 13, 2024 6:23 am PDT by
Amazon is soon to be back with its annual summertime Prime Day event, lasting for just two days from July 16-17. As it does every year, Prime Day offers shoppers a huge selection of deals across Amazon's storefront, and there are already many deals you can get on sale ahead of the event. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may...

Top Rated Comments

rpmurray Avatar
27 months ago
Now if they'd just set it up to allow users to merge various Apple IDs.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Powerbooky Avatar
27 months ago
Next: merging two (or more) iCloud/.Mac/AppleID into one.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
imnotthewalrus Avatar
27 months ago

Now if they'd just set it up to allow users to merge various Apple IDs.
God, I would love that! My "iTunes" Apple ID is different from my iCloud Apple ID, and it is a real pain sometimes...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cognizant. Avatar
27 months ago

Now if they'd just set it up to allow users to merge various Apple IDs.
This would be a dream.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleTO Avatar
27 months ago

I’d settle for being able to change my Apple ID from Gmail to iCloud. Last I looked it wasn’t possible if you already have an iCloud email address.
I think this is more the fact that you can't setup and Apple ID without an existing external email account, despite the fact that iCloud itself is an email account.

Maybe it's a liability thing? I don't know. Obviously you can setup Google and Microsoft email accounts without anything prior.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cognizant. Avatar
27 months ago

I think this is more the fact that you can't setup and Apple ID without an existing external email account, despite the fact that iCloud itself is an email account.

Maybe it's a liability thing? I don't know. Obviously you can setup Google and Microsoft email accounts without anything prior.
This isn't true. You can create an iCloud email without having an existing email.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)