So here is the issue, and it’s a good one to avoid now that I figured it all out:
When releasing an app for iOS I saw the “Prepare Mac OS App”. I thought that was about the M1 desktop support of iOS.
As soon as I clicked it I realized that wasn’t what it was for so I moved on to the rest of the setup.
Then I submitted my iOS app for approval. It was approved right away. But I couldn’t release it without my Mac OS app info, and there is NO Mac OS app. I couldn’t remove that selection, now set to “Prepare for Submission”
The only way to remove it is to add a new iOS app version to the App Store Description, and resubmit the previously approved app for approval again.
It’s a big hole in their workflow. There are a bunch of forum entries about it. No workaround.
So word to the wise… don’t go clicking around!