Although developers have had access to beta versions of the software update since June, many were caught off guard by Apple’s very short notice of the final release. By comparison, Apple began accepting apps built for iOS 13 on September 10 last year, while on September 19, a week before the software update was released.
A big WTF iOS 14 at Apple gives developers to submit their apps tomorrow without notice or final tool ? – Steve Troton-Smith (@stroughonsmith) September 15, 2020
Apple is randomly dropping iOS 14 a day without prior notice. It is with the brand until 2020. – Shihab (JPEGuin) (@JPEGuin) September 15, 2020
I would like to thank @Apple To give developers less than 24 hours notice upon the release of iOS 14. Zero time to submit our apps that support iOS 14 features. (- Aaron (@AaronTunney) September 15, 2020
Time flies when you don’t have any notifications to present app updates for iOS 14 ies – DOM (@domzy) September 15, 2020
Apple – Ben Thompson (@benthBook) announcing iOS 14 release date 24 hours ahead of time as a summer end gift to developers September 15, 2020
I would not say that. These are two eternal problems: – Apple’s hardware release dates determine their software release dates, not software quality or readiness. – Most Apple seems to think that * away * is an idea of very few challenges and conditions faced by outside developers. https://t.co/uWGwlkYEvl – Marco Arment (@marcoarment) September 16, 2020
In an email to the developers, Apple stated that all iOS and iPadOS apps presented on the App Store will have to be launched in April 2021 with the Xcode 12 and iOS 20 SDKs. Similarly, Apple revealed all WatchOS apps submitted to the App Store. Starting with April 2021, Xcode 12 and watchOS 7 need to be built with SDK.