ios6 compatible apps heading to app store

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by cinek, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. cinek macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2011
    just saw that draw something is now compatible with ios6 - not a big surprise but still confirms the rumours of ios 6 release which is weeks away!
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    It merely confirms that an iOS6 IDE, API changes, etc were published three months ago and some developers are using the iOS5 IDE to tweak their applications to ensure ongoing compatibility.
  3. eff pc macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    I think the point of this post is to show that Apple is now approving iOS6 compatible apps (something they usually don't do until right before the public release). As I've read it seems Apple allows you to start building for the new OS but updates until the public release still need to be build on the current OS environment (because the new APIs don't take effect until the new OS comes out to the public).

    EDIT: That certainly doesn't mean they can't make changes to the iOS5 version to ensure compatibility. Example would be the Garmin app. When I first installed iOS 6 it would crash on start up then an update to the Garmin app came out and it now works! (same beta build too). But it's not labelled "iOS6 compatible" it just now is.
  4. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Apple is not approving iOS6 apps.
  5. DerekRod macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2012
    Not true Spotify updated their app to work on iOS 6 weeks ago
  6. akac macrumors 6502


    Aug 17, 2003
    Apple is not approving apps built on the iOS 6 SDK. One can make an app compatible using current iOS 5 SDK and testing on beta 4. Apple never stopped anyone from doing that.

    It's quite a different thing to submit an app built on iOS 6 SDK.
  7. *Calypso* macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2011
    That doesn't make any sense. iOS 6 goes public on 12th September, so apps obviously need to be ready before that date.
  8. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    Hmm I don't think that is true. I think it goes live for developers on the 12th. Then public probably about 2 weeks later, a couple days before the iPhone release date. I imagine iOS 6 apps will start getting approved after the 12th.
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    There is a difference between compatable (which is the case)

    Or taking advantage of any new api's (which this is not!)

    As above the app is compatable with iOS 6 it isn't taking advantage of new api's until public release!
  10. Jedi Alejandro macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2012
    Paisley(next to Glasgow) Scotland
    The App Store App has just been Updated

    Its says "iOS compatibility update" and that's it. Think we all know what that means....
  11. cinek thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2011
    draw something had ios6 compatibility in the update notes
  12. macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2012
    I could write ios7 compatible in my update notes and odds are apple would approve.

    Apple reviewers don’t check if features match from notes to actual app in most cases. I am not saying that updates have never been rejected because of notes but it’s very very rare.
  13. WeegieMac Guest


    Jan 29, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    Apple's own "Apple Store" app was today updated with "iOS compatibility enhancements".

    Make of that what you wish.
  14. kiwiboi87 macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2011
    New Zealand
    apple usually dont start accepting app updates for a new iOS till after GM, as they are still tweaking the code. and also theres always features and extra add ons that aren't put into the ios SDK till GM.

    expect the apps that have "updated" to ios 6, to get another update next week or the week after.
  15. Sylon macrumors 68020


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
    Get used to it, you'll be seeing A LOT of app updates soon. I haven't been able to update my iPad for 3 days and I've racked up 12 required updates so far. However, only Draw Something mentions iOS 6.
  16. Kashsystems macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2012
    Right now Apple will not allow you to submit any app that was develop on xcode developer preview or ios 6 beta sdk.

    Take it for what you will, I am pretty sure all the Draw Something team did was compile their application after making some changes using the current ios 5 sdk and xcode, ran it on an ios 6 device and it worked. So they put that it is ios 6 compatible in their update notes.

    Unless an application uses changed api, there really not much a dev team has to do besides compile and test the application on an ios 6 device using sdk ios 5.
  17. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    iOS 6 compatibility updates submitted to the app store cannot yet include any calls to new iOS 6 APIs. What this means is you can submit apps that have removed deprecated features or that you have tested with iOS 6.

    Only once the GM has shipped will Apple starting allowing full iOS 6 API builds in the store.

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