February 1 is the deadline for all new iOS apps to be optimized for iOS 7, Apple’s most current operating system. Apple says new apps and updates to existing ones must be iOS 7 ready by February. This could pose a big challenge for software developers but Apple sees it as the best way to ensure that iPhone and iPad users get the best experience possible. It says iOS 7 offers better visuals and a streamlined user interface. Apple also said today that all new iOS apps must now be built using the latest version of Xcode 5, which takes advantage of Apple’s new 64-bit processor, the A7.
Mobile Minute: Apple gives developers a deadline
Martha DeGrasse is the publisher of Network Builder Reports (nbreports.com). At RCR, Martha authored more than 20 in-depth feature reports and more than 2,400 news articles. She also created the Mobile Minute and the 5 Things to Know Today series. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York and managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Martha is the board president of Austin's Trinity Center and is a member of the Women's Wireless Leadership Forum.