Separate developer accounts for ios 7/mavericks beta download?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by pjny, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Do I need to pay $99 each for ios and mac developer accounts if I want to download the ios 7 and mavericks betas?

    I presume you have to pay for each account. Am I right? Is there a cheaper(legal) way to download.

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Yes, it's $99 for iOS and $99 for OS X. You'll need to pay for both to get access to both.
     
  3. w0lf, Jun 10, 2013
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    w0lf

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    It's $99 each. https://developer.apple.com/programs/
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Now have to decide which one I can't wait till the fall for.
     
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    [MOD NOTE]
    Discussion of UDID sales is not permitted, please keep the topic on apple's developer program
     
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    I went with the Mac developer account because I'm reading that Mavericks is much closer to a finished product than iOS 7 is..

    Besides, If you get the Mavericks beta, you'll get the golden master at no additional charge. iOS 7 is free anyway, so you won't be getting any offset there.

    I have an iPhone 4S, I expect the 5S will be released with iOS 7 preinstalled. I'm hearing the beta iOS is making phones run hot.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Pulled myself because of possible legal issues.
     
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    That's a little personal.:)
     
  9. skirr, Jun 12, 2013
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    Right you are ;)

    But back to topic: right now I think Mavericks is more stable which isn't too surprising considering that it's version number could be a clue for intensive testing whereas iOS 7 looks more like a product presented with a really harsh deadline, at least in case of the visuals. I'd actually expect iOS 7 to change much more in the the next months in terms of its looks.

    On the other side iOS 7 is maybe the more interesting product because of the visual changes and produces the bigger "want!" feeling, I'd say go with your gut on this one ;)

    One more thing though: you can easily run 10.8 and 10.9 alongside on separate partitions and the test partition doesn't have to be much bigger than 15-20GB since you can actually use the programs installed for 10.8 on the other partition. Try that on an iPhone.
     
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    I honestly can't understand why people want to pay $99 for an unfinished product?! Especially one that will be free when it comes out.

    Sure, if you're a developer, take advantage of it. Or even if you're not but you intend to do some proper testing/it's part of your job, but if you just want to use it, you seriously can't just wait like everyone else?

    Now if you have a friend who's a developer than that's a different matter, but I would say that in return you should be giving them feedback for their apps!
     
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    It bothers you so much you're going to make a post about it?

    Really?

    Maybe we don't want to wait "like everyone else" and are paying for the privilege of an early beta copy.

    What's it to you? Why do you care?

    And OS X new releases have never been free in the past, what makes you think this one will be? Do you have insider knowledge?
     
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    I just find it perplexing to be honest. Especially for that amount of money!

    I never said OS X is free, but clearly iOS updates are free, don't be obtuse.
     
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    Obtuse? Not at all, this is a Mac OS X forum, not iOS and you didn't stipulate otherwise. However, there has been a fair amount of speculation that Mavericks may well indeed be given away, and I thought perhaps you had some inside info.

    Enjoy your day mate, I wasn't trying to rile you, I simply didn't' understand the fixation. :eek:
     
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    Ah I see, you'll have to forgive me, I was having a bad morning. ;)
     

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