New Apple Developer iOS requirements beginning April 30

Rick Harrison harrison at
Wed Mar 4 19:15:21 EST 2020

The easiest solution is for everyone to immediately stop developing apps for iOS.
That will definitely get Apple’s attention.  Developers are sick of all the stupid
requirements Apple constantly throws at us for our apps.  Any apps we
develop that we put into their store always gets buried in the piles and piles
of apps there.  If you just develop for macOS well at least you can avoid
most of the screen size requirements.

Thanks for the update anyway Henry.


> On Mar 4, 2020, at 4:50 PM, HENRY LOWE via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> See: <>
> "Starting April 30, 2020, all iPhone apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 13 SDK or later."
> "Starting April 30, 2020, apps submitted to the App Store must use an Xcode storyboard to provide the app’s launch screen. In addition, all apps that run on iPhone must support all iPhone screens and all apps that run on iPad must support all iPad screens.”
> And a reference to Dark Mode: "If you need more time to make your apps look fantastic in Dark Mode or if Dark Mode is not suited for your app, you’ll need to opt out.”
> “…you can temporarily opt out by including the UIUserInterfaceStyle key (with a value of Light ) in your app's Info. plist file. Setting this key to Light causes the system to ignore the user's preference and always apply a light appearance to your app."
> See also: <>
> Henry
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