Apple Balla reports that Filemaker Pro users have been waiting for the last 20 months for the new version and bug fixes, hoping to see it before the end of the year. So, seeing the announcement for the Filemaker Pro 13 on the UK website was received with understandable excitement. The placeholder page announced that the new version of
Filemaker Pro 13 will be released within the next 24 hours. At the same time, Filemaker Pro 12 was not available for sale any more. But, the release of the new version of Filemaker Pro was not sanctioned, there was no official announcement from Apple, and the whole deal appeared to be a mistake of an eager webmaster. Apple has since removed the placeholder from the website.
Whether the new version of Filemaker Pro is coming today or not, it was interesting to see how it will look like, by checking the few available screenshots. For example, there was a button for ‘Share’ on the toolbar, which was new, and apps for iPad and iPhone got a makeover to resemble the styling of IOS 7. No other changes or significant new features were announced or described. It seems that we will have to be patient and see if Apple is actually planning to release Filemaker Pro 13 ‘within 24 hours’ as announced, and what new features it is coming with.