I am about to release my first app and there seems to be confusion about the release date and iTunes ranking. I found this on a site for iOS developers: Release date: This defaults to the current date, but you can set it to a date in the future if you like. When your app is approved, you'll want to log back into iTunes Connect and reset the release date to the approval date; that way the app will show up at the top of the new releases section of its category. If you fail to do this, then when your app gets approved it'll show up buried several pages down - not very desirable. A developer I work with has said this is outdated information and you can change your release anytime after approval and that date will be the release date for the iTunes new apps ranking Does anyone know the answer?