Apple says all Apps need to be 3.0 compliant, or else.

During the newest beta release to developers Apple has instructed that all iPhone Apps, new and current, now need to be compliant with the new 3.0 firmware due out this summer, even though it is still in Beta.

“Beginning today, all submissions to the App Store will be reviewed on the latest beta of iPhone OS 3.0. If your app submission is not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0, it will not be approved. Existing apps in the App Store should already run on iPhone OS 3.0 without modification, but you should test your existing apps with iPhone OS 3.0 to ensure there are no compatibility issues,” says Apple. They will also be apparently checking that all current Apps are 3.0 compliant or removing them from the App Store completely.

Certainly this is a portent of the upcoming firmware upgrade is going to be released soon, yes? Well, maybe. Seeing as how Apple also announced that there are now over 40,000 Apps available on the App Store, they’re probably just trying to get all their ducks in a row before any release.

However, we all know that 3.0 will be released when the new iPhone is announced in June at WWDC, right? Or is that just my wishful thinking?


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