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Audiobus is the app that makes the rest of your setup better.
Any developers out there that can help with app submission? SUCCESS!
Edit: Resubmitting exactly the same thing turned out to work in pretty much record time for any of my apps... The process makes no sense.
Sorry if this isn't the place to do this but I'm a bit lost and am appealing for help and I know a few developers post around here - its also an insight into the hell that is the app submission process for others!
On Saturday we submitted what we thought was a final build of Flux Pro to App Store connect and it was all accepted by Monday without issue. However we found a bug which we wanted to fix before release so resubmitted Tuesday evening. Within about an hour this second submission had been rejected (I have never seen app review work so fast). Their reasoning was because the screenshots were the wrong aspect ratio. Anyone who has used this process know that the screenshots have to be a certain size to be uploaded so the screenshots as a whole were fine. It seems that they were complaining about the aspect ratio of the screenshot that is within the screenshot. As far as I understand it, it is common for AUv3 screenshots to not be the same aspect ratio as the actual screen (e.g. our latest release Flux Mini 2). I was having an argument with someone at apple and they were saying that the screenshots were "long and thin" and not representative of the app. Eventually I gave up waiting for their next response (its been 12 hours now) and cancelled the review. Weirdly it then let me resubmit without changing anything.
Has this issue been a problem for any other devs? Is it likely that this new submission will work with a new reviewer? Will I even get a new reviewer? I've never had this problem before and I suspect its because I got someone who doesn't know about music apps let alone AUv3. Should I just take the knee and provide new screenshots which would probably have the same issue as it would look like I've done the same thing as the UI doesn't show fullscreen anyway. Example of the "offending" screenshot is at the bottom (purple one) - its no different from Flux Mini 2 which is fine! Below that is a screenshot of what it looks like loaded as an app which in my opinion is remarkably similar in that it looks "long and thin".
App submission trivia: I once had an issue where apple didn't accept Tape Cassette 2 because it "doesn't do enough". Again, probably someone who doesn't know what a music app even is.
Any advice/commiseration anyone can give would be hugely appreciated!