UIWebView on AppleStore what is the right deadline?

Hi,
this week I’ve submitted a new version of two apps for iOS and I’ve received two emails that notify me that by a certain date they will refuse the apps that use UIWebView APIs.

But the date is different, the first says April 2020:

ITMS-90809: Deprecated API Usage - Apple will stop accepting submissions of new apps that use UIWebView APIs starting from April 2020. 
See https://developer.apple.com/documentation/uikit/uiwebview for more information.

the second December 2020:


ITMS-90809: Deprecated API Usage - Apple will stop accepting submissions of app updates that use UIWebView APIs starting from December 2020. 
See https://developer.apple.com/documentation/uikit/uiwebview for more information.

Which is the right deadline?

Claudio

The deadline is December 2020 but it is better to heed to the instruction to avoid future problems.

Excuse me I’ve found the response in a post on the blog of Ionic:

## Will this prevent me from releasing an Ionic-based iOS app?

Yes, unless you update your app by these deadlines:
* April 2020: New apps
* December 2020: Existing apps

cld

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This is the answer they gave me from Apple

The alerts you received are 2 distinct ones:
- the April 2020 deadline refers to new apps.
- the December 2020 deadline refers to app updates.

So it will be April 2020 for new apps and December 2020 for existing apps.