Well, the below was the message from Apple on May 18th but I wasn't notified until 5 days ago! What the heck? I've been sitting around for close to a month waiting to hear I needed to make some changes. The first problem was nothing but having to add some text to the description and the second one was just odd. The iRunner app has the same thing so why did ours get rejected? Maybe it looked too close to the iPhone "slide to unlock" image. The other odd thing was they sent me a message on May 21st saying they needed more time for their review but in their system they had already marked it as rejected and then it took them a month to tell me they rejected it...
Anyway, I hope to hear from them soon so we can get it out the door.
May 18, 2012 04:24 PM. From Apple.
We found that your app uses a background mode but does not include the following battery use disclaimer in your Application Description:
"Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life."
It would be appropriate to revise your Application Description to include this disclaimer.
If your iTunes Connect Application State is Metadata Rejected, we do NOT require a new binary. In iTunes Connect > Manage Your Applications, select your app and click View Details.
- Click Edit in the Metadata section
- Revise the desired metadata values
- Click "Save" at the bottom of the screen
- Once you click Save, you will see the "Submit New Metadata" button in the top right. Click "Submit New Metadata"
If your iTunes Connect Application State is Rejected, a new binary will be required. Make the desired metadata changes when you upload the new binary.
NOTE: Please be sure to make any metadata changes to all App Localizations by clicking the Edit button next to each localization.
We found that your app includes a feature, or features, that mimic an iOS interface or behavior, which is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines.
Specifically, your application contains the iOS 'Slide to Unlock' functionality.
We've included screenshots to help identify the feature/s in question.
It would be appropriate to remove or revise these features to make them distinctly different from the iOS behaviors and interfaces to avoid causing user confusion. While the guideline specifies iPod interfaces, the spirit of the guideline includes all iOS interfaces and behaviors.