Blog from December, 2018

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Dear Sauce User,

As we continue our mission to provide our users with the best coverage for testing applications, we are happy to announce that Sauce Labs now supports Chrome 71 and Firefox 64 on Mac and Windows.

Our Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect this newest version.

Happy Testing!
Samantha Coffman
Product Manager

In our continuing efforts to provide the best performing, most up-to-date platform for our users, Sauce Labs will discontinue support for Appium versions 1.6.2 and below on emulators and simulators on December 5th. We made this decision due to reduced market share of these versions, along with diminished usage by our customers. After December 5th, we will continue to support Appium versions 1.6.3 and above. 

We strongly recommend you to test your automation scripts with the highest compatible Appium version on Sauce as soon as possible so that you are not impacted by this change on December 5th. Note that newer Appium versions are backward compatible and are required to test on the latest iOS and Android versions. 


OSHighest Compatible Appium Version
iOS 9.31.7.1
iOS 10.0 - 10.21.8.0
iOS 10.3 and above1.9.1
Android all versions1.9.1


After you have validated that your Appium test scripts work as expected we recommend you to discontinue using appiumVersion capability in your test scripts. This allows Sauce to pick the most stable, recent version for your test configuration and allows you to stay up to date with newer Appium versions. 

Please refer to Platform Configurator for the most up-to-date list of supported Appium versions and mobile platforms on emulators and simulators.

Please contact support@saucelabs.com if you have any questions or need additional information.

Happy Testing,
Sauce Emulators and Simulators Team

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Sauce Labs will discontinue support for Sauce Connect 4.4.11 and below in February of 2019.

  • 4.4.10 and below will be discontinued on February 4th.
  • 4.4.11 will be discontinued on February 18th

We have made this decision for the following reasons:

  • Sauce Connect versions 4.4.11 and below were released more than a year ago and many have critical bugs. 
  • In addition, keeping up with the best security practices, we want to drop Sauce Connect server support for old TLS 1.0 and 1.1 protocols. We will continue to support TLS 1.2.

We recommend customers to upgrade to Sauce Connect 4.5.1 or above. Sauce Connect 4.5.1 has been in production since August, 2018 without any known major issues. Please test Sauce Connect upgrade in a dev or staging environment before updating your production environment.


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