You must submit your builds using Xcode 5.1.1 or later, or Application 2.9.1 or later. After you've submitted a build, select it in the Builds section below.

This might be the shortest blog post we’ve ever written, but I wanted to send it out there to hopefully save you a big headache and time wasted while you Google around for an answer. Here’s a frequent problem we’re seeing in iTunes Connect, and we’ve received the same question from a few of you.

The process for submitting an app for review in iTunes Connect has changed a little. Now instead of clicking Ready to Upload Binary and then doing the final step of uploading the binary through Xcode, you  will go through the process of uploading the build first, and then you need to select that build in iTunes Connect and mark it as the one you want to send to Apple for review. Then you click Submit for Review in iTunes Connect as the last step.

Most of you that sent us this question actually figured all of that out on your own, but you’re still seeing the error:

You Must Submit Your Builds Using Xcode 5.1.1 or Later, or Application Loader 2.9.1 or Later. After you’ve submitted a build, select it in the Builds section below.

There’s good news and bad news: the good news is that you’re most likely doing it correctly. If you submitted your build successfully through Xcode, you’re done for now. The bad news is that it’s Apple’s fault.

There’s a simple answer to this: wait. Yep, that’s it. After you submit your build, it can take a few minutes to a few hours or more for Apple to recognize it and update iTunes Connect so that it shows up in the Builds section. Keep checking back, and once it’s there, you can select it and submit your app for review!

Hopefully after things calm down and there are fewer new apps and updates being submitted to Apple, this will be faster and Apple will iron out all the small irritating things that are wrong with the new iTunes Connect.

Good luck!

2 thoughts on “You Must Submit Your Builds Using Xcode 5.1.1 or Later, or Application Loader 2.9.1 or Later

    1. I believe you can still use old versions of Xcode, but by Feb 1, you will need to support 64-bit, which requires 5.1.1 support. I don’t see why you can’t use an old version of Xcode, though.

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