Is it possible to get the app reviewed within a day or few hours? I know there is an expedited app review process if the app is time sensitive then Apple will review the app very quickly, but that also might take 1-3 days sometimes. We built an app which is needed to be in store tomorrow, though one version is already up there but it is not working properly as expected. We have fixed the bug and want to app to be in market before tomorrow morning.

Can my app's review be expedited further than the process above? We are even ready to pay some amount if Apple is ready to review and submit our app in less than a day.

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I have heard of people using their paid tech support instances to expedite a review or determine why exactly it's being rejected if there is a code problem (such as Apple suspecting that a private API is being called when you are not calling any private API), but your best bet is probably to follow the normal process outlined here:

Urgent Bug Fix If you've submitted an update to fix a critical bug in your app on the App Store and you are requesting an expedited review, be sure to include the steps to reproduce the bug on the current version of your app.

Be sure to explain why the bug is critical before you burn a chance at an expedited review. I would call someone that's not a software developer and have them give you an honest reaction if your bug is really critical after you take 60 seconds to explain to them the nature of the problem.

If you can't explain to a lay person in 60 seconds why this is critical to them as a potential user of your app, you might not get Apple to bump you to the front of the line. If your description of the critical nature of the patch is in the end user's interests, this seems to be your best shot to move things to the front of the queue.


The expedited app review process still takes time, I have seen app developers wait from a few hours to a few days and in really bad cases, weeks. I have also seen app developers try every possible way to speed up the process (finding the review team on Facebook, Linkdin, etc..)
In regards to your specific problem, that's the reason we created rollout.io an SDK which allows you to solve quality issues in production instantly, the solution is fully complient with Apple's guidelines.

Disclosure: I'm one of the co-founders of Rollout.io

P.S This site shows the average approval time on Apple's app store (regular submitting process) - http://appreviewtimes.com/

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    rollout.io looks AWESOME! Didn't know something like this existed, I'll definitely be trying this in my app.
    – sbonkosky
    Sep 23, 2014 at 17:11
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    rollout.io looks like a brilliant idea. Just a shame that we even have to resort to such things because of the Apple dictators. Oct 23, 2014 at 7:54

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