True to their word, Retroynms were quick to officially announce AudioCopy 2.0. This comes exactly one week after I reported that Apple will be killing Sonoma's AudopCopy/Paste in iOS 7.
I addition to answering immediate user fears - yes, AudioCopy 2.0 will feature a history for quick import/export - they go into great details about what this new platform brings to the table and how they're working with the limitations on copying data between apps in iOS 7.
To work within Apple's new sandboxing rules you will now need a dedicated AudioCopy 2.0 app, which will be available for free shortly after the release of iOS 7. This app can run in the background, and you never have to think about it. While it sits there, AudioCopy 2.0 enabled apps will now be sending and receiving through it. When you want to Paste, the background AudioCopy 2.0 app will tell the app what it has available. The AudioCopy 2.0 app can also be used as a browser to manage or delete your imported samples in the history library.
I spoke with Retronym's co-founders Dan and John-Paul Walton about the new system and features I know you guys use. They assure me that the new app will continue be able to accept multiple files in one operation. So you will be able to AudioCopy multiple discrete tracks from an app in one step! The new AudioCopy 2.0 is backwards compatible with AudioCopy 1.0, so abandoned apps should continue to work.
I further asked about compatibility, and how this will effect iPad 1 users on iOS 5 and others who simply won't to upgrade to iOS 7.
"The AudioCopy sdk will run on iOS 6. I suspect the AudioCopy app will as well.
We are going to try to support iOS 5 also, the current download is 6 and 7 only."- Dan Walton, Co-Founder Retronyms
Here's a simple diagram to show the different experiences users will have with the new AudioCopy methods. If you don't have the dedicated AudioCopy 2.0 app, the whole process falls-back to iOS (General) Pasteboard, so nothing breaks.