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Apple UDID: Why All the Hassle?

Good day, everyone! Recently there was quite a buzz about one small announcement in the Apple Developer Portal:

Starting May 1, the App Store will no longer accept new apps or app updates that access UDIDs. Please update your apps and servers to associate users with the Vendor or Advertising identifiers introduced in iOS 6. You can find more details in the UIDevice Class Reference.

[https://developer.apple.com/news/](https://developer.apple.com/news/)
We have received numerous requests from our concerned users asking whether they need to change their apps that use Pushwoosh SDK. The answer is: **“No!”** Our team has long known that UDIDs are being deprecated by Apple, and we have never used UDIDs in our SDK and plugins. The hardware ID in our samples has nothing to do with UDIDs. Therefore, please don’t be worried about rebuilding your app according to these new limitations. It does not mean, that you should not make any updates though. Updates are always good for business; as a mobile development company we learned it the hard way. We always look forward to your new app features and game scenarios! Your Team.