As the public release of iOS 7 nears, Apple is taking steps to ensure its customers have an excellent experience when they download the software or purchase a new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c. As a result, Apple is now requesting developers begin to submit apps for iOS 7. This includes changing the code, testing, and addressing any bugs that may be caused by the new iOS update. Though issues do appear even after developers submit their apps sometimes, a lot of the major issues are addressed through these updates.
Apple made the iOS 7 app request via its website and through an email sent directly to developers. The company does this with all of its major iOS releases, though iOS 7 is more important because of the number of new features and design changes it has.
iOS 7 will soon be in the hands of hundreds of millions of customers. Reimagine your app’s interface with the clarity, translucency, and depth of iOS 7. Integrate APIs for AirDrop, multitasking, games, and camera, as well as new APIs that take advantage of the powerful new capabilities of iPhone 5s.
As far as I know, Apple is not yet allowing the Touch ID feature to be utilized by developers for third-party apps. However, it is possible the company will open up the feature to developers in future versions of iOS. Apple’s iPhone 5c and 5s will run iOS 7 straight out of the box while the rest of the public will get access two days before the new iPhone line-up goes on sale on September 20th.