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Editing App Store Descriptions Now Requires a New Version

Benjamin Mayo:

Overnight, developers have noticed a silent policy change to iTunes Connect interface which does not seem to have been formally announced by Apple.

Developers are no longer able to edit descriptions, update notes or any other metadata for their apps without making a new version, which must be submitted to App Review for approval.

Mark Munz:

Now a mention of sale (promo) on App Store requires TWO separate version updates: first to add it, then to remove it. 🤦

Update (2017-03-10): Benjamin Mayo:

They rolled this back a day later (original post has been updated).

3 Comments

FYI, original article now has a comment that this has been rolled back.

Is this report accurate? I successfully updated the description for an iOS app after seeing this news, and the update went through successfully.

"Is this report accurate? I successfully updated the description for an iOS app after seeing this news, and the update went through successfully."

Should be easy enough for someone else to test. Report says the fields are now non-editable. So merely checking if the fields are editable would confirm or deny, no?

(And I'm not a dev, so I have no idea if this is even plausibly how things work or not, but perhaps a US rollout slightly preceded a Canada rollout?)

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