Developers have had access to iOS 4.0 (previously known as iPhone OS 4.0) for a couple of months to prepare their apps and help Apple squash bugs. Now, with less than two weeks to go until the new OS is released to the public on 21 June, Apple is allowing developers to submit their updated apps.
In an email sent to developers and on Apple’s developer site, the smartphone purveyor announced that the App Store is now accepting app submissions based on the iOS 4.0 SDK. Though developers have had access to the new OS and its software development kit (SDK) for some time, Apple does not allow currently shipping apps to be based on the new tools until the OS is in the public’s hands.
Apple has not yet set a submission deadline, though, for developers who want their iOS 4.0 apps to be ready in the store for launch. For the App Store’s debut on 11 July, 2008, Apple’s submission deadline was six days earlier on 5 July. For the iPad’s debut on 3 April, 2010, Apple’s submission deadline was 27 March, seven days earlier.