Sandboxing pushed back … again

As reported by Serenity Caldwell at Macworld, Apple has pushed the sandboxing requirement for the App Store to June 1st along with two other changes/clarifications:

  • Applications currently on the App Store and not sandboxed will be allowed to stay after June 1, but only allowed to ship bug fixes.
  • Exemptions to the sandboxing requirement will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

I’m not sure if these are permanent changes or just temporary as Apple looks to tighten up their sandboxing requirement or even ditch it altogether.