[IMP] [MME Customers] iOS SDK Upgrade to cater to new Apple Guidelines

Marketo Employee
Marketo Employee

Hi Marketo Nation community


Reaching out to notify all MME customers who are using our iOS SDK about an important update regarding inclusion of iOS privacy manifest file in our iOS SDK(v0.8.5) for MME. This update is necessary for publishing new version or to publish new app to the App Store. This change is initiated to meet Apple guidelines which require reason for using some API's.


Please share the information below with members of your team who manage MME.


What is changing?

Only the iOS SDK will have an additional privacy manifest file inside the new version of SDK. Customer has to upgrade to new version to avoid any issues related to publishing app to app store. The new iOS SDK v0.8.5 has been released


Why is this change being made?

This change is done to meet Apple Guidelines, read more here from Apple (https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=av1nevon).


What customer action is required?

If customer is upgrading/publishing a new version of their App with Marketo SDK, they have to ensure the SDK version is v0.8.5. As, starting in spring 2024(Wed, 20 Mar, 2024 – Fri, 21 Jun, 2024), in order to upload the new app or app update to App Store Connect, will require an approved reason in the app’s privacy manifest which accurately reflects how your app uses the API.


When must customers make the change?

Customer can make changes anytime after our release in Jan 2024, date to be finalised. Apple mentioned last date to update spring 2024 (Wed, 20 Mar, 2024 – Fri, 21 Jun, 2024)


What happens if customers don’t act?

To avoid any rejections from Apple when submitting new version of your app to App Store we recommend using our latest SDK. Also if the customer is not publishing any new version of the app, same version will continue to work seamlessly. This change is needed only when publishing new app or new version to App Store.