Last month(15-Feb-14) I have uploaded an app in to App Store with availability date 20-Feb-14 and my app status was "Waiting For Review". Yesterday(1-Mar-14) I got one issue and again I had to resubmit the app in to App Store and my app status is "Waiting For Review". My question is Should we change the availability date also when we resubmit the app?

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There's no need to manage an availability date and it is separate than the review submission process and only is considered once approval is granted for the app to be sold.

  • If your date is in the future, it will sit and wait to go on sale when that future data arrives.

  • If your date is in the past, it will go on sale as soon as approval is processed and the store can update the database.

You might in the future hold your patch until the first review finishes, since you may have put yourself at the end of the queue by resubmitting. If the first review gets rejected, you still need to resubmit and can bundle the fix then. If the first review gets approved, you can then decide on how long it took and whether you push the change you had before releasing or if you want to release with that issue.

  • I don't have hard numbers on the "skip a place in line" but I believe it to be true. Also, I feel that when an app gets reviewed the first time or if it's a major change - it tends to get the full inspection. Sometimes, when you have an approved app and then change one thing only - that can be reviewed much more rapidly. And lastly, sometimes reviews are just slow and sometimes they are very fast. You could be impacted by thousands of other apps and anything you do won't matter at all.
    – bmike
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 17:23
  • So Apple will freshly consider my app review date from Yesterday! right?
    – Ganesh
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 17:29

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