Well, maybe not exactly any minute, but it’s very far along in the approval process at Apple.

An update to Nik Software’s popular Snapseed for iOS has already been submitted to Apple and should be released in the App Store any time now… “Very soon. Just finishing up the approvals process.  ^KLR” says the official word from Snapseed’s Twitter feed.

According to the feed, the update has been in review for over a week. Snapseed speculate the delay in release is due to the backlog of iOS 6 compatible app updates.

Snapseed’s copy and paste response to users is “If you’re on iOS6, there are some issues. We’ve fixed and are awaiting review by Apple.” Some of the issues specifically addressed by Snapseed are the “Successfully Saved” overlay not closing after a save and problems with the Vintage filter. The issues are specific to iOS 6 only.

Also hinted at are upcoming versions of Snapseed that support a wider range of Android devices. When asked, the reply was “We don’t talk dates, but we’re working to make it compatible w/ many devices. Plus, we’re part of Google now. 😉  ^KLR”. This would parallel Snapseed’s deployment on iOS when it was released for iPad first before supporting the smaller screens fo the iPhone and iPod Touch.

They haven’t directly addressed whether Snapseed will continue as an iOS app or not. When asked, KLR replied “Can’t comment on future plans but rest assured there is a LOT of passion for the Nik products at Google.” I haven’t seen anyone at Nik or Google address Snapseed specifically, so we’ll see what comes to pass. In the meantime, once the update is released, it should work fine or now.

Snapseed is $4.99 in the App Store. It’s a Universal app. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

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