Do AppStore June 2020 requirements apply to V1 apps?

Back in 2016 I built an Ionic v1 app for a client, and the app is still in use today, unchanged. (And frankly, I’ve been mostly out of mobile app dev since 2017 due to the needs of my clients).

I received an email from Apple indicating that existing apps must be built with the iOS 13 SDK or later (among other things):

My questions are:

  • Does this apply to Ionic (hybrid) apps?
  • Does this mean it will be removed from the App Store in June 2020?

I’ve done some digging but cannot find a definitive answer that I’m confident about.

I’m wondering if I’ll need to reach out to my client to update their app.

Can anyone provide some guidance? I greatly appreciate your help.

Thank you.

It only applies to new submissions (new apps or app updates), they will not remove published apps.

@jcesarmobile So my understanding is, does it no longer accept the applications we will develop?

No, only means if you submit new apps or updates you have to comply with those requirements. If they comply they will be accepted.

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Thank you for your information @jcesarmobile

@jcesarmobile, thank you for clarifying this!