Apple on Tuesday reminded developers that their iOS apps must be developed using the iOS 13 SDK by April 2020.
In a post on its developer portal, the Cupertino firm warned developers that in addition to being built with the iOS 13 SDK, apps will also be required to support the larger screen of the iPhone XS Max or later. The iPhone XS and XR, which are also “all-screen” devices were not mentioned in the announcement.
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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.
The iOS 13 SDK includes a number of new coding assets for use by developers, including ARKit 3, Core ML 3 and improvements to Siri. Apple is pushing developers to adopt the new technologies to offer customers a consistent experience across all of their apps.
Developers are being asked to build apps using the latest Xcode GM seed, which was released on Tuesday, and test them on devices running the latest iOS GM seed, also released on Tuesday, and submit the app for review.
Apple says iOS 13 and iPadOS will see public light of day on September 19. An update for iOS 13, iOS 13.1, will hit devices on September 30.