Apple announced that starting April 25, 2022 all submissions to App Store should be using new SDKs and Xcode 13.

Starting April 25, 2022, iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be built with Xcode 13, which includes the SDKs for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8.

Apple Developer

Apple Developer: App Store submission requirement starts April 25



Build apps using Xcode 13. Verify all SDK deprecations and updates. Verify app compatibility with new SDKs.

QA engineer:

Perform regression tests on builds made with Xcode 13. Check apps for compatibility issues on current and previous OS releases.


Update existing CI/CD pipelines, plan additional testing, if needed.

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