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Apple infuriates developers by releasing iOS 14 without giving them enough time to prepare their app for the App Store

  • Apple announced Tuesday it is launching its new iOS  Wednesday, which is an early release
  • Developers had believed the release would be sometime next week
  • This gave them just one day to prepare apps for submission to be reviewed
  • Many developers have shared their frustrations with Apple on Twitter 

Many developers were blindsided with Apple’s announcement to launch its iOS 14 Wednesday, as many believed the release was not until next week.

The tech giant shared the news Tuesday during its ‘Times Flies’ event and although users are excited, developers were forced to work double time to meet the submission deadline.

The launch day is also used promote new app features via press releases, blog posts and social media, but the early release means developers are unable to market their technologies. 

With the surprise announcement, many developers have flocked to Twitter to share their frustrations with the firm – mainly that it has burned developer goodwill.

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Many developers were blindsided with Apple's announcement to launch its iOS 14 Wednesday, as many believed the release was not until next week. Developers were forced to work double time to meet the submission deadline

Many developers were blindsided with Apple’s announcement to launch its iOS 14 Wednesday, as many believed the release was not until next week. Developers were forced to work double time to meet the submission deadline

Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6 Tuesday at the virtual ‘Times Flies,’ along with a more affordable Watch SE, a new Air iPad and 8th Generation at the 8th Generation iPad.

However, the firm also snuck in the surprise release of the highly-anticipated iOS 14 during the show.

The software will be available on iPhone 6s and above, giving users access to a redesigned home screen, widget gallery and App clips, along with a new Siri interface.

Many developers were left in shock after hearing the news, as most of them have apps not ready for review – a process that can day anywhere from hours to days.

Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6 Tuesday at the virtual'Times Flies,' along with a more affordable Watch SE, a new Air iPad and 8th Generation at the 8th Generation iPad. However, the firm also snuck in the surprise release of the highly-anticipated iOS 14 during the show. Although frustrated, some developers can't help but laugh about the early release

Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6 Tuesday at the virtual ‘Times Flies,’ along with a more affordable Watch SE, a new Air iPad and 8th Generation at the 8th Generation iPad. However, the firm also snuck in the surprise release of the highly-anticipated iOS 14 during the show. Although frustrated, some developers can’t help but laugh about the early release

The rushed timeline means many apps will bugs and experiencing crashes because developers were unable to tweak and prepare properly.

The rushed timeline means many apps will bugs and experiencing crashes because developers were unable to tweak and prepare properly.

Developers were frustrated because they were not prepared to submit their apps in one day, as the iOS 14 is launching Wednesday

Developers were frustrated because they were not prepared to submit their apps in one day, as the iOS 14 is launching Wednesday 

The launch day is also their time to promote new creations ahead of the release.

Twitter was flooded with developers sharing their frustrations about the Wednesday launch, with many saying Apple has burned its goodwill with developers.

Sawyer Blatz wrote: ‘Cannot believe they are just shadow dropping iOS 14. That feels so horrible as a developer.’

One developer noted that the early release was an ‘executive decision’ and is blaming Apple staff tasked with upholding relationships with them.

Josh Avant shared a tweet Wednesday, a day after the event, saying ‘good morning to everyone except Apple Developer Relations.’

One developer noted that the early release was an'executive decision' and is blaming Apple staff tasked with upholding relationships with them

One developer noted that the early release was an ‘executive decision’ and is blaming Apple staff tasked with upholding relationships with them

Josh Avant shared a tweet Wednesday, a day after the event, saying'good morning to everyone except Apple Developer Relations.'

Josh Avant shared a tweet Wednesday, a day after the event, saying ‘good morning to everyone except Apple Developer Relations.’

Although developers have been able to test their software running under'beta' versions of the new operating systems for months, the final'golden master' versions have only just been released

Although developers have been able to test their software running under ‘beta’ versions of the new operating systems for months, the final ‘golden master’ versions have only just been released

Others felt the only way to handle the news was to joke about it.

Ben Thompson shared: ‘Apple announcing the iOS 14 release date 24 hours ahead of time as a summer ending gift developers.’

On the other hand, the rushed timeline means  many apps will bugs and experiencing crashes because developers were unable to tweak and prepare properly.

Big name firms, such as Nintendo, have warned users that certain games will not launch with the new update and added a month delay is possible.

Although developers have been able to test their software running under ‘beta’ versions of the new operating systems for months, the final ‘golden master’ versions have only just been released.

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