App approval times?

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by igneousc, May 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    How long is apple taking to approve apps these days? I thought they were quicker? I have an iPhone update and a new iPad app that were submitted 11 days ago. Iphone has been in review for a week, iPad for 5 days. I thought it would have been quicker because my apps are rather simple.. :(
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    I've recently seen anywhere between slightly less than 2 days to slightly over 2 weeks random variation, from submission to approval. Thus, I wouldn't worry until it got to about 3 weeks.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    My app has been in queue for like 5-6 days now and it's status changed to "in review" last night. Hope it gets approved :D
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I just submitted an update on Thursday and it went to review yesterday. My last update took 4 days. I also submitted a new app for approval last Sunday and it's still "waiting for review". The Apple docs say 92% of new apps get approved/rejected in 7 days and 95% of update gets approved/rejected in 7 days.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Up to 16 days on my new iPad app. This is excessive :(
     
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    In my experience, when this happens your app generally goes live in 24 hours.


    My average experience has been 7 days on updates. New apps always seem to take much longer, usually twice as long.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    I submitted my app some time Sunday night, status went to "In Review" this morning and I just got an email saying it's ready to go.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    iPad or iPhone? I'm wondering if the iPad apps are taking longer, I just think 17 days is pushing it, especially since there isn't all that much to go through with my app :(
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    iPhone.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    It's officially been over 3 weeks now, is there any way to get in touch with them about this? It makes no sense
     
  11. macrumors 603

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    WWDC is imminent.

    Maybe they're busier than usual.
     
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    iTunes Connect Contact Us.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea I'm assuming that's it. I've contacted them and haven't heard back in a few days too :(
     
  14. macrumors 603

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    Not that busy, I just had a critical bug fix update approved in less than 3 days. A less recent app took longer, but not several weeks.

    I don't expect many apps to get approved next week during WWDC.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah I had an iPHone app update take a week and I uploaded that the same day. A new iPad app taking almost a month now though, and I am feeling the same way as you about next week. Kinda sucks after putting as much time and money into the app as I have
     
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    Sigh, another week gone by. Coming up on 5 weeks now, although I wasn't optimistic about things getting done this week. Anyone get an iPad app approved this week? This is what they told me, and yeah I got that standard "your app will take a bit longer to review" email a day or so after it went into review.

     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/534.32 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Not an iPad app, but had an update to an iPhone app submitted, reviewed, and approved in 6 days last week.

    I know the waiting game can be very frustrating!
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    my iphone app took about 7 days before it went into review. If you got that email, from what I've read, it probably means that there's an issue with it and there's a good change it'll get rejected. It might be a good idea to give them a call and see what's going on
     

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