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Developers: No more app uploads via iTunes Connect website starting July 22

Apple has sent out emails to registered iOS developers informing them that they will no longer have the ability to submit or update their App Store apps via the online iTunes Connect client. This has been the preferred way by many since the App Store was released in the summer of 2008. Developers will now have to use the already available native Mac application called “Application Loader.” 

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Application loader comes installed in iOS 3.2 SDK’s or later, or can be downloaded from the iTunes Connect website. Apple decided to require uploads via “Application Loader” as it offers quicker upload speeds, stabler connections to iTunes Connect, and more precise verification warnings for developers. “Application Loader” will also now accept apps with the “in-app purchase” API to smoothen the transition from the web portal to the native app. 

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