Registering as a Developer

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by JWalker1995, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2011
    When the dev centre loads, will they limit the beta's to user who have been develops since yesterday like they did with tickets? Or can i register this evening and get the beta?

  2. macrumors member


    Jul 18, 2012
    It may take 24 hours (or longer) to go through.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jul 27, 2007
    Hamster wheel
    Takes about 24 hours to process. So if you register and pay for a iOS Dev account, you'll probably have to wait until tomorrow to have access to the iOS 7 BETA.
  4. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd say wait till tomorrow, is getting slammed, no way to access your account, never mind signing up
  5. macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    haha, reminds me of when iOS 6 came out officially. Apple: Oh yeah, iOS 6 is available....NOW!

    *itunes goes down and so do multiple sites*
    Same thing with evasi0n
    I still think they should follow the discovery process. Not say anything about release and let people find it on their own.
  6. macrumors 68020


    Jun 11, 2007
    Are new iOS releases unstable? Any reason to not start using in beta?
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2010
    Ya i don't what the issue is here with discussing installing the betas here. I have not seen any mods drop the hammer so far today so maybe they have relaxed on the issue.

    Its very easy to get added to the developer program for less than $5 and your registration will be added within a few minutes and your ready to go... Just use your head as to where you could find someone selling registration need to pay $99.

    And yes they are legit, I have been doing it for four years now on multiple devices and always help friends do it also.

    The betas for the most part are stable, nothing in the 4 years of betas i have test had made the phone unusable in anyway. I think the worst bug i had was my phone would not connect to my car stereo because apple changed the way it communicated with devices in iOS 5. That was a painful couple months.

    Other than there are little annoyance bugs that you get used to quickly until the next beta release is out.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2013
    If you're only registering to access the betas, well I'd recommend against it because it's usually not as good as what they show on stage.

    On stage they make it seem perfect and stable, because it's a PR event. It wouldn't look great if it crashed whenever you tried to make a call and WiFi didn't work, for example.

    Anyway, even if you do register just for the betas, you should give it a few weeks (let's say on July 1st). That way your 1 year registration will also cover you for the first beta of iOS 8 next year.
  9. macrumors 68020


    Jun 11, 2007
    I was never asking or implying about buying dev access from someone or anything shady. I was just asking about the general experience of using early builds of iOS. I haven't had a bunch of experience with making apps, but might try again now that using iOS 7 will have new UI changes and that's a perk.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2010
    Nothing shady about it, when you register as a developer you will get the same slots these other people have. I forget the number, But its something like each developer gets like 100 UDID slots they can register. The only thing people consider "shady" is that Apples policy says you cannot sell the slots, but there are millions of slots being sold every year. Ideally when someone "gives" you a slot you are supposed to report back to them any bugs, then in turn, they report it back to Apple.

    I did find a couple people back in iOS 3 and 4 that were really good about it and wanted to here back from people they sold slots to. The last couple years though its all about the money and you have millions of people not reporting bugs, thats what kinda sucks i guess.
  11. macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2012
    A beta is a beta

    Don't expect a beta to be stable. A beta by definition is software that is very near the end of the development cycle, but is STILL in development, so yes it could very easily have bugs. It is recommended to NOT put betas on critical devices, such as your one and only cell phone, because a beta could easily brick your phone. If you absolutely insist on putting a beta on your one and only phone, I would not even THINK about it until very late in the development cycle; e.g. a month before the final release.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2007
    United Kingdom
    When I registered a few weeks ago, it took a few hours for them to send me the activation email.

    Registering now will probably take at least a day, with all the traffic and new sign-ups they'll be getting.
  13. macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    If you are actually asking this question, then don't try a beta.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2007
    United Kingdom
    A beta could not 'easily brick your phone'.
  15. macrumors 65816


    Nov 29, 2009
    Given the radical redesign of this version no one knows yet
  16. macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2007
    Does anyone know how many devices you can have on 1 developer account? The Dev FAQs indicate 100, but it's unclear if that is for individual accounts, or larger team accounts.

    I assume it's 100 and that is why the $10 UDID websites get away with it?
  17. macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2011
    I had the paid license for iOS 5 beta and I purchased a new license and was approved within 60 minutes. That might be because I previously had the license.
  18. macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2012
    It took me about a day to get it through
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2012
    registration slots? umm someone can just download and give you the file, it doesn't check to see if you have a dev apple id. i'm not say do that, but I don't remember my dev id being checked during install.

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