Apple on Monday informed developers that as of July 2018, all app updates they submit to the iOS App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK, and offer support for the taller iPhone X display.
iOS 11 delivers innovative features and the redesigned App Store to hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Your apps can deliver more intelligent, unified, and immersive experiences with Core ML, ARKit, new camera APIs, new SiriKit domains, Apple Music integration, drag and drop for iPad, and more. Starting July 2018, all iOS app updates submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK and must support the Super Retina display of iPhone X.
The iOS 11 SDK debuted in September, and offers support for new technologies, such as Core ML, ARKit, drag and drop on the iPad, and much more.
The move by Apple will spur developers to adopt the new technologies, including the new, taller display of the iPhone X.
Many apps haven’t as yet been updated to take advantage of the new display, leaving unsightly black bars on the screen when the apps are used on Apple’s latest flagship device. (Including a good number of apps from Apple itself.)