New iTunes Connect Breaks App Submissions
Update: We have confirmed that Apple has addressed this issue and app submissions via the new iTunes Connect are now working properly.
All eyes and ears were on Apple today as they announced the much-anticipated iPhone 6 with larger displays as well as the Apple Watch. Apple also released a new iTunes Connect, which for developers is starting to attract an outsized share of the attention, but for the wrong reasons.
The new iTunes Connect appears to have an issue which is preventing submission of apps that include an embedded .bundle. Unfortunately this is impacting Apptentive customers as well as customers of numerous other frameworks such as Google Plus and Google Maps for iOS.
Customers attempting to submit apps to the new iTunes Connect site are receiving an error message similar to:
If you submit via Xcode, the error message is sent to your developer account via email, rather than shown immediately as above in Application Loader.
On the face of it, the error seems similar to those that have been reported on OS X for Mavericks, which have been covered by Craig Hockenberry on his blog. Unfortunately, going through the steps that Craig suggests do not appear to address this issue.
Both building and submitting with Xcode 5.1.1 and Xcode 6 GM are currently broken in the way outlined above.
We have filed a Radar (bug) report with Apple on this, and based on the significant number of people that are encountering this issue we expect that there will be acknowledgment and resolution from Apple quickly on this issue.
Stay tuned for more on app submissions
We will keep you updated on this issue via this blog post as well as our Twitter account. This is a great time to follow us if you don’t already, as well as our status & operations Twitter account at @apptentive_ops.
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