updated 10:15 am EDT, Fri May 8, 2009
iPhone app compatibility
Apple has sent a fresh e-mail to iPhone developers, according to reports, informing them that every new app submitted to the App Store must now be compatible with the iPhone 3.0 beta. All submissions are currently being reviewed with the v3.0 beta, Apple says, and those that fail to work properly will not be approved. Version 2.x apps are being allowed to remain on the App Store for the foreseeable future.
The company further notes that while most titles at the App Store are likely to run on iPhone 3.0 without modification, developers should still test their programs with the new firmware in advance of the final release. Any app that fails compatibility tests at that time will be removed from the store. It is unclear how long developers may have, however, as Apple has only set a "summer" launch date; the software could arrive as soon as WWDC.