iAd is an awesome advertisement platform provided by Apple. It’s a revolutionary platform which allows to create and show rich advertisement in iOS apps. Also it’s a good opportunity for developers to make some income in their iPhone and iPad apps by adding iAd.
It have been said a lot about Apple iAd already, so this post is not about iAd itself. We’d like to tell you how to avoid getting rejected from the AppStore if you use iAd in your app.
Ok, you have created an app an decided that it will be free. In order to make some income you’ve added iAd into your iPhone app.
You’ve prepared binary for upload, app’s description, icon, etc. And of course you’ve created some awesome screenshots, just like this one:
Unfortunately, you will get rejected for this screenshot, because iAd is displayed in invalid state. The marketing screenshots should not display placeholder images in the iAd banner, in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines :
3.2 Apps with placeholder text will be rejected
For your information, we’ve included screenshots depicting this issue. You may choose to replace these images or remove them altogether.
Be careful and never submit screenshots with iAd shown in invalid state in your iPhone or iPad apps!