Should i take the plunge?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Tech198, May 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors 604

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Just wondering while registering is free as an Apple developer. Should I go ahead and do it ? I am interested in bug fixes, tech specs, and everything else with applications/software

    I don't know how to code, and probably never will, but just to try it out, and report bugs etc. and any other stuff that you get as a developer?

    As I'm here based in Australia, I think i'll be missing out on WWDC, but what other bag of goodies could i expect ?
  2. macrumors regular


    Feb 6, 2010
    Pretty silly way of spending $100 if you ask me.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2010
    United States
    You want to pay to try a software that you know is (and expect to be) buggy?
  4. macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Go ahead and give Apple your $99 :rolleyes:
    You get nothing other than access to any OS builds for a year.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    It is the equivalent of US $99, but you will have access to the final version of Lion - which if you were going to buy it could make it worthwhile (obviously we don't know how much its actually going to cost yet!)

    If you need Xcode, thats obviously charged for now through the App Store unless you are a developer, so thats also a small saving. Probably not relevant to you as you don't write code.

    And you get pre-release updates of Mac OS X as well.

    And access to previous versions of Mac OS X.

    I think the whole point of the $99 is to put you off from joining... unless you are a developer of course, in which case it doesn't matter.

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