When Apple launched the iPhone 5 in September, the dev team behind Sparrow was quick to announce that it would be updating its wonderful email client for the new, larger screen—but Apple has rejected the new version of the app.
On Twitter, Sparrow dev Dinh Viet Hoa has announced:
Apple called to tell me that Sparrow has been rejected. Our app will be removed from the appstore if we don't submit a new version soon.— DINH Viêt Hoà (@dinh_viet_hoa) November 5, 2012
We'll submit a new version of Sparrow for iPhone that is only compatible with iOS 6.— DINH Viêt Hoà (@dinh_viet_hoa) November 5, 2012
Seems Apple has issues with Sparrow's Rich Text support—which seems weird—but that means the next Sparrow update will be for iOS 6 devices only. Given Sparrow's now owned by Google, it was surprising to hear that the app was being updated for iOS anyway—but regardless, the news is really quite frustrating. [Dinh Viet Hoa via Cult of Mac]