It is likely that in the last few days you have seen how the number of updated applications It’s been higher than usual, especially in apps that haven’t caught the developer’s attention for a long time. These updates do not correct errors, they are updates that Apple itself makes. older applications.
What Apple does with these apps is update any apps that use an old signing certificate from the App Store
Ah yes, legacy, ye olden time of *checks notes* 2018 😂
To be fair, that does feel like a decade ago… pic.twitter.com/RCnk7hZVnB
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) April 13, 2021
A process that does not require developer intervention
Apple updated this app to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
This change only affects apps that have not been updated at any time several years, so they have an outdated signing certificate. The last time Apple did a similar process was in July of last year.
It seems that Apple is not for the job of entrust this task to developers, and you went for the fast lane, because otherwise when iOS and iPadOS 14.5 are released, if the app has updated the certificate, it won’t work.
We are currently in the 8th beta of iOS and iPadOS 14.5, so hopefully this same week The definitive version is launched and includes a lot of news that you can see in this video.