If your app still embeds web content using the deprecated UIWebView API, we strongly encourage you to update to WKWebView as soon as possible for improved security and reliability. WKWebView ensures that compromised web content doesn’t affect the rest of an app by limiting web processing to the app’s web view. And it’s supported in iOS and macOS, and by Mac Catalyst.
The App Store will no longer accept new apps using UIWebView as of April 2020 and app updates using UIWebView as of December 2020.
We’re aware that Thunkers are seeing this message, just to draw your attention to two important things
First and foremost, everyone is still able to publish their apps to the app store.
Secondly, Apple themselves are yet to announce when they will stop accepting apps with this component. So, for the time being this isn’t something to worry about, and when it does become a more pressing matter, we’ll do the worrying for you!
You can ignore this message. It is a message reminding developers that a particular API will stop being accepted by Apple some time in the future . We don’t directly use that API but one of the libraries that we depend on do. We fully expect that that dependence will be removed soon, before Apple starts actually rejecting apps that contain it.
Hi all. So I am lead to believe that Apple is not going to continue with webview? When I submitted my app, this came up as a soon to be problem for my app.
Is there any knowledge out there as to what we need to do to replace this function? Thanks.
Hey there @L3on! Although I am not sure where to find it currently, in the past, I have read a post from @domhnallohanlon stating that we dont need to worry about this and that #teamthunkable will have this issue solved before the deadline.
I do wonder though:
will this update affect previously published apps (i.e. will they be taken down)?
as iOS continues to upgrade, will older apps utilizing the deprecated webviewer stop working?
can we receive an alert when the admins are able to publish this updated component to the platform so we may update our apps asap
what is the purpose of the update. what does the new webviewer do that the old one did not???