Apple to Reject Apps That Use UDIDs or Don't Support iPhone 5 Starting May 1

Posted March 22, 2013 at 1:31am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9627 views

As of May 1, Apple will reject any App submitted for approval that uses/accesses the devices UDID. Along with this change, starting May 1, Apple will reject any app that is not optimized for retina or iPhone 5 displays.

Starting May 1, the App Store will no longer accept new apps or app updates that access UDIDs. Please update your apps and servers to associate users with the Vendor or Advertising identifiers introduced in iOS 6

Starting May 1, new apps and app updates submitted to the App Store must be built for iOS devices with Retina display and iPhone apps must also support the 4-inch display on iPhone 5

Reportedly, this the new screen size requirements will also cause updates to apps or new apps to no longer support iOS 4.2 devices, because they'll have to be built against the iOS 6 SDK, which contains certain features that are incompatible with older versions of Apple’s software.

Since Apple is no longer allowing UDIDs, iOS 6 introduced the new Advertising Identifier system which essentially replaces UDIDs for developers. Apple is recommending that developers move over to this new system.

via TheNextWeb

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Anthony - March 22, 2013 at 1:30pm
All the negative comments here are from people who just cant afford to keep up with new technology. #APPLE isnt a poor man's brand, it definitly isnt a budget brand like samsung, who make's a bunch of cheap, poorly made phones. If you can't keep up with Apple's way of life then GO GET A SAMSUNG and stop bitching about forward technology. Apple has ALWAYS been shedding old technology, why wouldnt they? This isnt a new practice. GET A BETTER JOB!!!!! Don't buy a Benz if you cant afford the maintenance cost....... Stick to your Hyundai's Mitches
Anthony - March 22, 2013 at 1:31pm
AnthonyISstupid - March 22, 2013 at 2:19pm
Apple is not a poor man's brand......HAHAHA are you serious!? Your such an ignorant dumb shit. I've seen plenty of dirtbags with Apple products. This update has nothing to do with buying shit! It's only for the developers. Stupid fanboy.
Anthony - March 22, 2013 at 4:21pm
LMAO.... read the previous post's. LMAO hyundai driver
literal - March 22, 2013 at 6:28am
A yes, Samsung, the company that supports all her devices and always keeps them up-to-date to the latest software version!
savage - March 22, 2013 at 7:11am
bullshit, ive samsung galaxy tab 7+ and i dont get latest update android Jelly Bean u call it always update??? it happend with my families samsung device, galaxy wonder, galaxy ace, galaxy ace2 my olders iPhone 3Gs can get update to iOS 6.1.2 even its older than my other galaxy devices
Rue - March 22, 2013 at 7:16am
I was just hoping they were being sarcastic ;)
TIM0 - March 22, 2013 at 2:52am
Samsung here I come, I had enough of this apple shit
asdw - March 22, 2013 at 2:44am
no more support for old iDevices.... R.I.P iP/T1-3 no more apps for you....
Rue - March 22, 2013 at 3:39am
iPad 1 is on 5.1.1, so...not out yet.
dummy - March 22, 2013 at 2:13am
what does it mean?
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