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March App Store News Spotlight


1. Special reminder: The requirements for using APNs provider API will be implemented from March 31.


On March 4, 2021, Apple’s developer website issued a special reminder: The HTTP/2-based Apple Push Notification Service (APNs) provider API can help developers effectively utilize powerful functions-such as using JSON Web Token (JSON Web Token). Brand) for identity verification, more complete error messages, and feedback based on specific notifications.


2. Apple launches iCloud photo transfer service, which can easily transfer to Google Photos.


News on March 4, according to foreign media reports, this week, Apple launched a new photo transfer service that enables iCloud users to quickly transfer photos and videos to Google Photos. According to Apple's support document, users only need to log in to Apple's privacy website and select the "transfer data copy" option. After completing the steps, the user's iCloud photos and videos can be transferred to Google Photos.

   

3. Apple will not hold a separate press conference for the new iPad on the official website in April.


Recently, according to information obtained by relevant media, Apple will release new iPad products in April, and will not hold a separate product launch conference for it, but will publish it in the form of press release + official website directly. Some analysts believe that this may be related to the lack of global chip production capacity. According to previous reports, the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro may be equipped with a more powerful A14X chip, and support 5G networks, and memory may be 6GB.


4. Mac version of WeChat update, support PC to brush Moments.


On the evening of March 11, WeChat launched the 3.0 version of the Mac client, which supports functions such as "Browse Moments", "Browse Video Numbers and Video Numbers Shared in Chat", and dark mode. Currently, only a small number of users can use the installed version through the internal test package.


5. A new page on Apple's official website, listing all the privacy tags of its own apps.


On March 12, Apple released a new web page on its official website, which showed all the privacy tags involved in Apple’s own development of apps, sorted by name and subtitles, including all apps on the iOS and macOS platforms. To buy ios installs from ASO World platform.


6. Apple made a compromise: remind Russian users to pre-install their own apps.


In the early morning of March 17, it was reported that Russia and Apple had a dispute over pre-installed software. Russia required Apple devices to be able to pre-install software from local Russian developers. It is reported that Apple has officially made compromises, including reminding users to pre-install Russian native software. Click "Apple allows pre-installed local applications for the first time, and the fighting nation is really hard-core enough to do things!" "Article for more details.


7. Apple warns that some Chinese developers cannot bypass the new privacy policy, and CAID may be banned!


On March 18, a group of Chinese developer accounts received warning emails from Apple: “We found that your application collects user and device information and creates a unique identifier for the user’s device.” Apple said, To solve this problem, it is necessary to delete all functions that use algorithms to convert devices and usage data to create unique identifiers for user devices in the application. And the app must be updated within 14 days, otherwise the app will be deleted from the App Store. Click "Apple warns that some Chinese developers cannot bypass the new privacy policy, CAID may be disabled!" (Attach two suggestions!)" for more details.


8. IDC: Last quarter, global wearable device shipments rose 27.2%, with Apple and Xiaomi ranking the top 2.


The survey agency IDC released a report, pointing to 153.5 million global wearable device shipments in the fourth quarter of last year, an increase of 27.2% year-on-year. By brand, Apple’s shipments in the fourth quarter rose 27.2% to 55.6 million units, with a market share of 36.2%, ranking first in the world, with smart watch shipments rising 45.6%.


9. Apple: The Apple Global Developers Conference will be held from June 7th to 11th in an all-on-line format.


On March 30th, Apple announced that the WWDC2021 conference has officially set the schedule, which will be held in the form of an online live broadcast from June 7th to June 11th (Beijing time, early morning of June 8th to June 12th, Beijing time). It is also the second online developer conference held by Apple after WWDC2020.

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