Vendors are able to update existing maps with new versions of the same map without the need to create a brand new map listing with new details. This allows users who have previously bought the map to download the new version without having to pay for it a second time. Also, updating a map does not require a new URL or QR code. Updating a map is a simple three step process:
- Select the map to be updated and change it to the “Prepare for Review” state from the drop down menu at the top of the Maps page. Alternatively, view the map details and click the “Update Map File or Pricing” link on the right of the page.
- View the map listing and click the “Upload an Updated Map File” link on the right of the page. Upload the new map file.
- If necessary, update the map details, save and then submit for review.
NOTE: Please allow 1-2 business days for this process. If a map is being submitted with a price, allow another 5-10 business days as this price point must be approved by Apple. This additional waiting period is only necessary once per price point. Any subsequent maps submitted at the same price will not have to undergo Apple’s approval process.