App submission wait thread

Discussion in 'App Store Business, Legal and Marketing' started by bignoggins, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2010
    Moving the classic iphonedevsdk thread here. Post your submission date and when it was approved.

    Submission: June 26
    Approved: July 7

    Submission: July 10
    Still waiting for review: July 18
  2. macrumors 68030


    Oct 6, 2008
    Submitted a RocketChimp update July 9th. Still "Waiting for Review" as of July 18th.
  3. macrumors newbie


    Jul 17, 2012
    I submitted a new App first attempt June 29.
    Got rejected because of the name July 10.
    Last upload the same day and still waiting.

    Now more than ever, we have to be extra carefull with submission/update because it could be really a business breaker to have to wait one month to replace a crappy version...

    I'm really glad to see a new App Store business/marketing place.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2010
    June 26, 2012 10:01 Ready for Sale
    June 26, 2012 09:59 Processing for App Store
    June 26, 2012 07:12 In Review
    June 16, 2012 14:44 Waiting For Review

    10 days for my last app.

    More recently...

    July 06, 2012 14:19 Waiting For Review

    12 days and counting.

    Apple has definitely slowed down over the past couple months.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2011
  6. macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2011
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2010
    Actually the app was just approved today, so the new status history is:

    July 18, 2012 13:37 Ready for Sale
    July 18, 2012 13:15 Processing for App Store
    July 18, 2012 12:20 In Review
    July 06, 2012 14:19 Waiting For Review

    12 days.
  8. macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    I just had a minor app update approved in a bit less than 5 days.

    Maybe things are picking back up after their app corruption snafu.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2010
    That would explain the slowdown!
  10. macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2012
    On top of that I think they saw a huge influx in updates because of the keyword update.
  11. macrumors 68030


    Oct 6, 2008
    July 9th: Waiting for Review
    July 20th: In Review/Ready for Sale
  12. jnoxx, Jul 22, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2012

    macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2010
    Aartselaar // Antwerp // Belgium
    Bawse shouts - iOS
    Date Created: Jul 10, 2012
    Date Released: Jul 20, 2012

    Fractalarts - iOS
    Date Created: Jul 5, 2012
    Date Released: Jul 17, 2012

    Fractalarts HD - iOS
    Date Created: Jul 6, 2012
    Date Released: Jul 17, 2012

    These were all 3 updates. I think it takes way to long for an update..
    (That's why I love submitting apps to Android, no BS, just bam, live, but I know this review process takes down the virusses and really really crap apps).
    The time it takes these days to upload a new app, get an update reviewed is just off the shorts, we used to tell clients from 3 days (if you are lucky), but these times you have to aim at 10-15 days at least.
  13. ArtOfWarfare, Jul 22, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2012

    macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    I think people aught to be mentioning whether their apps are iOS or Mac.

    I submitted an update to my Mac app Battery Status on the 14th. It's been 8 days. I'm waiting for review. I'm hoping it'll be released about the same time as Apple releases Mountain Lion.


    10 days now... the only word I've heard from Apple is that ML will go on sale tomorrow. I'm getting quite annoyed now...

    2X Edit:

    14 days and counting. Still no word from Apple. I'm getting grossly dissatisfied with Apple and am strongly considering using other app stores rather than the Mac App Store.
  14. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    I wonder if staffing levels on the app review team might be low due to summer vacations.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2011
  16. macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2003
    Milwaukee, WI
    Wow, that's short. What kind of app? Was it a big update or a minor change?
  17. macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2012
    July 15, 2012 - Submitted iOs App
    July 25, 2012 - Waiting for Review

  18. macrumors 68030


    May 31, 2007
    National Weather Center
    July 19 - Submitted App Update
    Currently - Waiting for Review
  19. macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2011
    Casual game. Regular update. Not even any new content. Icon update, Restore IAP button, and some other minor tweaks.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2010
    July 24, 2012 03:47 Waiting For Review
    July 31, 2012 18:01 In Review
    July 31, 2012 18:21 Processing for App Store
    July 31, 2012 18:30 Ready for Sale

    A little over 7 days this time around for an update. Getting back to normal?
  21. macrumors newbie


    Jul 10, 2012
    Great Site for Average iOS Review Times

    Check out ...

    And search on twitter for #iosreviewtime

    SplitIt! v1.3 = 7 days [update] - Accepted Aug 2
    SplitIt! Lite = 8 days [new app] - Accepted Aug 3
  22. macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2011
    Either I'm born under a bad sign or Apple is really busy with something other than the Mac App Store.

    24 days Waiting for Review...

    I think new developers (my case) and new apps (also my case) must take longer than updates.
  23. macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2012
    My iOS app ValueTracker was

    submitted: August 30, 2012
    approved: September 7, 2012
    actually available in the App Store: September 8, 2012

    Pretty fast considering the Labor Day weekend.
  24. macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2010
    Aartselaar // Antwerp // Belgium
    I have an app submitted and accepted
    Date Created Sep 11, 2012
    Date Released Sep 18, 2012

    Which is okay, because the launch date is 1 October..
    Submitted an really important update before launch which is critical.
    Date Created Sep 23, 2012
    But still waiting for acceptance, let's hope that get's accepted before the launch on 1 october..
    I think for updates they should have a much higher rate, specially if it's minimal changes.
    They are making billions, how hard is it to hire more reviewers.. I don't get it.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2012
    Recently Approved

    I submitted my most recent app, NextWord, on 10/10/12 and it was 'Ready for Sale' on 10/19/12.

    It was initially rejected on 10/19/12 due to invalid metadata. But, upon reviewing the notes in the Resolution Center, the reviewer had a simple question about my in-app purchases. The confusing part was that upon reviewing the metadata section that was flagged as REJECTED, it identified both of my in-app purchases as needing developer action, but didn't specify the type of action.

    Upon calling Apple Support, they indicated that reviewers often reject due to Invalid Metadata when they have a question for the developer, but that is very confusing.

    I think Apple should come up with a new status that specifically indicates that more information is is needed.

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