Apple has sent developers an email detailing changes to CloudKit services and notified developers they need to have OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5, or iOS 8 beta 5 if they wish to continue building apps using these services. This news comes as we move towards the iOS 8 public release date and of course a Gold Master build next for developers.
This is what Apple had to say in their email sent moments ago, “Starting August 26, 2014, CloudKit, iCloud Drive, iCloud Photo Library, Mail Drop, Safari History, and Call History will require iOS 8 beta 5, or OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 or later. To continue building apps that use these features and services, make sure to develop with the required betas”.
You can expect the iOS 8 public release date to full in the second have of next month, but most likely on Wednesday September 17, as we detailed in an earlier article.
The news from Apple today only further confirms there’s no beta 6 for developers, especially considering beta 5 has been detailed as the minimum for building apps with CloudKit services.
Apple’s next event is expected to reveal two models of iPhone 6, which should launch on September 9 with a release date by the end of next month.