Apple sets a May 1st cutoff for new apps that use UDIDs, don't support iPhone 5 and Retina screens

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Apple sets a May 1st cutoff for new apps that use UDIDs, don't support iPhone 5 and Retina screens

Apple has been weaning app developers away from UDID and its privacy concerns for more than a year, but it looks like the company's about to put its foot down -- and up the hardware support requirements in the process. As of May 1st, the company will stop accepting new app submissions that demand a UDID to single out individual devices; creators will have to use the ad and vendor identifiers that came with iOS 6. They'll also have to develop apps for Retina displays as a matter of course, including the taller iPhone 5 screen. We can't imagine that the news will please those who have a need for legacy UDID support, or can't easily update a long-serving app for Retina screens, but Apple clearly feels it's time to move on.

Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, Mobile, Apple

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Via:9to5Mac

Source:Apple (1), (2)

Read more http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/21/apple-sets-a-may-1st-cutoff-for-app-submissions-that-use-udid/

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