January 2019

Payment processing changes for NZD and AUD currencies.
As of February 1, 2019, all payments into bank accounts in New Zealand and Australia will be wire transfers.
Upcoming changes for organization teams.
Development teams for organizations in the Apple Developer Program will be unified across the Apple Developer website and App Store Connect, with one team and one set of roles.
Value Added Tax (VAT) change in some countries
New value added tax updates for Bahrain and Russia as of January 1st, 2019

December 2018

Mac App Store data now available in App Analytics.
With Mac App Store data in App Analytics, you can find out how many times your app was seen on the Mac App Store, how many times your product page was viewed, and how many new customers downloaded your app.
Localize your product page in more languages.
Adding localized metadata for product page in Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Hindi, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, and Ukrainian

November 2018

Agreements, Tax, and Banking has been redesigned.
With the redesigned Agreements, Tax, and Banking section, it's even simpler to update your banking details, submit tax forms, and check the status and expiration date of legal agreements.
App Store Connect Holiday Schedule: Dec 23 – 27.
Make sure your apps are up to date and ready for the holidays. New apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. 
App Store Connect API now available.
You can now request access to the new App Store Connect API to automate tasks on App Store Connect.
App Store pricing changes in effect.
Updated prices of apps and in-app purchases in Brazil, New Zealand, and Turkey App Stores. 

October 2018

Screenshots and App Previews for New iPad Devices Now Supported
You can now upload screenshots and app previews for the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 11-inch iPad Pro with your next version update or when your app has an editable status.
New indicator for Volume Purchase Program sales.
You can now easily see the number of app units purchased through the Volume Purchase Program for Business in your Summary Sales report.
App bundles now support Mac apps and free apps with subscriptions.
You can now group your Mac apps into a single download by creating an app bundle, which is offered at a reduced price.
Managing apps in App Store Connect.
It's now easier to manage apps you no longer need in App Store Connect by removing them from your main view in My Apps, even if they haven't been submitted for approval.
Users and Roles has a new look, and is now called Users and Access.
With a refreshed design that lets you view all team member information on a single page, it’s now simpler to update roles and invite new team members in Users and Access.

September 2018

Invite TestFlight testers with a public link.
Now you can invite anyone to beta test your app, by simply sharing a link. Share your link anywhere and it will lead to an invitation in the TestFlight app.
Screenshots and app previews for new devices now supported.
You can now upload screenshots and app previews for the new iPhone XS Max and screenshots for Apple Watch Series 4.
Korean Republic Won now accepted on the App Store.
Starting today, the pricing for apps and in-app purchases in the Republic of Korea will change from U.S. Dollars to Korean Republic Won (KRW).

August 2018

Upcoming privacy policy requirement.
As a reminder, in June the App Store Review Guidelines were updated to require a privacy policy for all new apps and app updates as part of the app review process.

July 2018

Upcoming App Store price changes in Pakistan.
Within the next few days, prices of apps and in-app purchases (excluding auto-renewable subscriptions) will increase on the App Store in Pakistan. Your proceeds will be increased accordingly. 
Version parameter required to download subscription reports in Reporter.
Starting August 15, 2018, you'll need to specify a version parameter to download subscription reports using Reporter.

June 2018

Introducing App Store Connect.
For app developers and their teams, iTunes Connect is now called App Store Connect.
New metadata for Mac App Store product pages.
Now you can add up to three app previews, an app subtitle, and up to 10 screenshots to your product page on the Mac App Store.
New dashboards available in Sales and Trends.
With two new dashboards in Sales and Trends, you can gain even more insight into your app's performance.

May 2018

An easier way to contact us.
Now you can get help with development, distribution, membership, and more, on the Contact Us page.
New IP addresses for Transporter.
Starting August 21, 2018, new IP addresses will be added for app delivery through Transporter, Apple’s command-line delivery tool.

April 2018

Value Added Tax (VAT) change in South Africa.
On April 1, 2018, value added tax (VAT) for apps and in-app purchases in South Africa changed from 14% to 15%. Within the next week, proceeds for the App Store in South Africa will change to account for this tax.
Some app information fields are now locked.
Starting today, you'll only be able to edit your app’s support URL, marketing URL, and "What’s New in This Version” text when submitting a new version of your app.
Sales Events report now available.
The new Sales Events report shows the date, device type, and region in which you reach a milestone, such as 10,000 units or $10,000 in sales.

March 2018

Upcoming changes to app information fields.

Starting in April, you'll only be able to edit your app’s support URL, marketing URL, and "What’s New in this Version” text when submitting a new version of your app.

One report for all currencies now available in Payments and Financial Reports.
You can now download one financial report that shows all currencies in which your app is sold, starting with financial data from February 2018.
Sales and Trends has an updated UI.
Manage saved views from the home screen, quickly view units, proceeds, sales, and pre-orders, and more.

February 2018

Display more screenshots on your product page.
You can now display up to 10 screenshots on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV, to show customers more of your app’s experience.

January 2018

XML delivery for app previews now available.
You can now use Transporter, Apple’s command-line delivery tool, to upload app previews using XML. Transporter integrates with your content management system to deliver your app metadata in bulk.
App Store pricing changes in effect.
When taxes or foreign exchange rates change, we sometimes need to update prices on the App Store.
Brazilian reais now accepted on the App Store.
Starting today, the pricing for apps and in-app purchases in Brazil will change from U.S. dollars to Brazilian reais.

December 2017

You can now offer new apps for pre-order on the App Store.
Now you can make your new apps available for pre-order on all Apple platforms.
Introductory pricing now available for auto-renewable subscriptions.
Now you can offer new customers a discounted introductory price for your auto-renewable subscriptions on the App Store on iOS, tvOS, and macOS.
New data for pre-orders now in Sales and Trends.
You can now track the performance of your app pre-orders in Sales and Trends.
New Sales and Trends details now available for subscriptions.
The Subscriptions page and Subscription reports now include new data on the billing status of your auto-renewable subscriptions and details on introductory pricing.

November 2017

10.5-inch iPad Pro Screenshots and App Previews Now Supported.
You can now upload 10.5-inch iPad Pro screenshots and app previews by visiting Media Manager in iTunes Connect.

October 2017

iPhone X screenshot support in iTunes Connect.
You can now upload screenshots for iPhone X. You’ll see a new tab for 5.8-inch displays under Screenshots and App Previews on your iOS app version information page.
App download size now available.
Now you can see the estimated download size of your app in iTunes Connect, which is the compressed size of your app when it’s downloaded from the App Store.

September 2017

You can now reset your app's summary rating.
Now when you release a new version of your app, you can choose to reset your app's summary rating on the App Store or keep the existing summary rating.
Apple TV 4K screenshots now supported.
For compatibility with the new Apple TV 4K, iTunes Connect now supports screenshots that are 3840 by 2160 pixels.
App Store requirements now in effect.
Starting today, names for new apps and updates must be 30 characters or fewer. You can use the new subtitle field to support your app’s name with additional information.

August 2017

New servers for content delivery.
If you deliver content from behind a firewall, you may need to add or modify firewall rules to allow outbound and return connections for the IP addresses and ports.

July 2017

Expanded tester limits in TestFlight.
Now you can gain even more valuable feedback by inviting up to 10,000 external testers.
Token required to access Reporter.
Starting August 10, 2017, you will no longer be able to sign in to Reporter with your Apple ID password or app-specific passwords. To continue using Reporter, generate a unique access token.
Server notifications and enhanced receipts for subscriptions.
You can now receive server notifications from the App Store about key events for auto-renewable subscriptions by setting up a Subscription Status URL in iTunes Connect.
New Customer Support role in iTunes Connect.
Now you can give the customer support experts in your organization the ability to respond to customer reviews on the App Store with the new Customer Support role in iTunes Connect.

June 2017

Changes to Reporter sign in.
You can now access Reporter by generating a unique access token instead of using your Apple ID password.
Upcoming tax changes in India.
On July 1, 2017, a goods and service tax (GST) of 18% will go into effect for apps and in-app purchases in India. Within the next 10 days, proceeds for the App Store in India will change to account for this tax.
Promote your in-app purchases on the new App Store.
You can promote up to 20 in-app purchases, including subscriptions, on your app's product page on the new App Store for iOS.
Now you can transfer apps that offer subscriptions.
Apps that offer subscriptions can now be transferred between developer accounts.
Include your large app icon in iOS app build.
Starting with Xcode 9, you need to include your large iOS app icon in your build instead of uploading it in iTunes Connect.
Phased release for automatic updates now available.
Now you can release an update to your iOS app in stages by enabling Phased Release for Automatic Updates in iTunes Connect.
New and updated app information for the new App Store.
We've introduced and made some updates for app subtitles, promotional text, app previews, in-app purchases, and more.

May 2017

Upcoming App Store price changes.
Within the next 7 to 10 days, we will change the pricing to local currency for apps and in-app purchases in some countries.
App Analytics now includes new App Store sources and app referrer data.
Now you can learn where customers discover your app, including through browsing or searching the App Store, within other apps, or on the web.

April 2017

What’s New in TestFlight?
With multiple build support, enhanced groups, and improved tester management, we’re making it even easier to test your apps.
Scheduled maintenance on April 22, 2017.
Starting at 7:00 a.m., some services will be unavailable for up to eight hours.

March 2017

Respond to customer reviews on the App Store.
Now you can use iTunes Connect to publicly respond to customer reviews.
Subscriptions now allow more free trial options.
You now have more options for the duration of your free trials for auto-renewable subscriptions, as the free trial duration no longer depends on the subscription duration.

February 2017

Requirements for apps in Japan.
Apps available in Japan need to follow certain requirements if they have a price for download or offer in-app purchases.
Manage your auto-renewable subscriptions with XML.
Support for managing auto-renewable subscriptions in the XML feed has been reinstated after expanding the metadata specification to include new subscriptions features, such as price preservation and territory-specific pricing.

January 2017

New Subscriber report now available.
You can now use a new Subscriber report in Sales and Trends to better understand the performance of your auto-renewable subscriptions.

December 2016

Upcoming App Store tax changes in Russia and India.
Due to a change of tax laws in Russia, a value added tax (VAT) rate of 18% will be introduced on January 1, 2017 for apps and in-apps purchased by Russian consumers. Additionally, tax laws in India have changed. Effective December 1, 2016, a service tax rate of 14% along with additional levies of 0.5% for Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC) and Swachh Bharat Cess (SBC) have been introduced for apps and in-apps purchased by Indian consumers.

November 2016

The Autoingestion tool will no longer be available after December 6, 2016.
After December 6, 2016, you will no longer be able to use the Autoingestion tool to download your Sales and Trends reports or your Payments and Financial reports.

October 2016

In-app purchase promo codes now available.
Give press and influencers early access to your app’s in-app purchases with in-app purchase promo codes.

September 2016

New subscriptions data and reports are now available.
You can now view data about your auto-renewable subscriptions and download two new types of subscription reports.
New Client field in Sales and Trends reports.
We've added a new Client field in Sales and Trends reports to indicate if a purchase occurred on the App Store for iMessage, or elsewhere.
Upcoming App Store tax changes.
Due to a change of tax laws in New Zealand, a goods and services tax (GST) rate of 15% will be introduced on October 1, 2016 for apps and in-apps purchased by New Zealand consumers. This will be remitted to the New Zealand tax authority by Apple Pty Limited.
New subscription reports are coming soon.
This fall, two new daily Sales and Trends reports will be available to provide detailed data about your auto-renewable subscriptions.

August 2016

Get started with Reporter.
Download your Sales and Trends reports and your Payments and Financial reports using Reporter, a command-line tool introduced last fall. We recommend switching to Reporter, as the Autoingestion tool will no longer be available at the end of November 2016.
Simplified screenshot submission process.
Now it’s easier than ever to deliver your screenshots and app preview using iTunes Connect. Just submit one set of screenshots and one optional app preview for the largest device size within a device family, and they will be used across all localizations and display sizes.

June 2016

TestFlight feedback email address updated.
The feedback email you provided in TestFlight will now be used as the reply-to address for email invitations sent to your testers. Your testers can now reply directly to your feedback email address outside of the TestFlight app.
New version of iTunes Connect for iOS.
Now, you can see your sales and proceeds in iTunes Connect for iOS, and see trends in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), rather than local time. Switch between views for units and proceeds, both within the app.
TestFlight release notes are now available.
See what's new in recent updates to TestFlight and related components in iTunes Connect and Xcode, including support for beta OS releases, new features, and bug fixes.
New App Store data in App Analytics.
You can now see App Store Impressions in App Analytics under metrics. Impressions are the number of times your app was shown on the App Store. This metric includes views in search results, Featured, Top Charts, and your app product page. App Store Views has been renamed to Product Page Views, and is now included within Impressions.

May 2016

New App Analytics videos.
We’ve created new videos to help you take full advantage of App Analytics on iTunes Connect. Each video provides detailed guidance on using App Analytics to measure user engagement, website and campaign sources, and more.
Apple Music API now available.
Control Apple Music from within your own app. iOS 9.3 now has support that allows Members to play any song available on Apple Music. More information on features and guidelines can be found in iTunes Affiliate Resources.

April 2016

New App Store resources available on Apple Developer.
Take advantage of additional resources designed to help you grow your business on the App Store and engage users worldwide. See how other developers approach finding success on Apple platforms at developer.apple.com.
Update to format of Catalog Reports.
Beginning April 26, 2016, the format of Catalog Reports for apps and In-App Purchases will change. Instead of displaying each language as a column, reports will contain one column labeled "Locale."
Updated processing times for Sales and Trends.
We're changing the way we process sales data for Asia-Pacific countries to help you get your data sooner. Now, transactions made in the territories listed will be available the next day as opposed to two days.

March 2016

iTunes Connect for iOS now includes Resolution Center.
You can now access Resolution Center from your iPhone or iPad to review and respond to your active threads, and easily forward threads to other members of your team. You can also opt in to receive a push notification whenever App Review sends you a new message.
App Analytics weekly reports.
You can now opt in to receive a weekly email report that includes data on your most frequently downloaded apps, App Store Views, App Units, Sales, Sessions, and Crashes.
Easily View TestFlight Installation, Session, and Crash Totals.
The total number of installations, sessions, and crashes are now displayed in TestFlight. We’ve also included instructions on how to more easily view your crash reports and manage your settings.

February 2016

Export Compliance update.
All TestFlight builds now require Export Compliance information. You can now upload your Export Compliance documentation by visiting the new Encryption section in Features.
Introducing the new Payments and Financial Reports.
Payments and Financial Reports on iTunes Connect has been redesigned to make it easier to view and download your monthly financial data. We've consolidated all the data to a single page, and you can now download several financial reports at once.

January 2016

App Analytics now supports tvOS apps.
You can now view analytics for tvOS apps which include detailed information about your app store views, how your app is being used, campaign links, and paid features.

November 2015

Additional security features for your Apple ID on iTunes Connect.
You can now use two-step verification or two-factor authentication with your Apple ID on iTunes Connect to prevent anyone from accessing or using your Apple ID, even if they know your password.

October 2015

Sales and Trends updates.
We've made some updates to Sales reports to now show redownloads, and information on the device used. Additionally, there are some changes to Product Type Identifiers to support tvOS.

August 2015

Introducing the new Resources and Help.
We've completely redesigned Resources and Help. Now, it’s even easier to find answers to your questions and stay up-to-date. Search for answers across all of our online guides, FAQ, news, and video tutorials.