- Apr 12, 2001
Apple has begun allowing iOS developers to register 200 devices to their developer accounts, according to multiple reports on Twitter. Registered devices, including iPhones, iPads, and iPods, are used to beta test both unreleased apps and Apple software such as iOS 7.
Previously, Apple only allowed developers to register 100 unique UDIDs during the course of a year-long membership, a number that dwindled quickly when attempting to test apps with multiple versions of devices.
Image of account with 81 previously registered devices
Apple's strict policies prevent devices removed from a developer account from freeing up additional UDID slots until an account is renewed, meaning lost, stolen, or sold devices impact available numbers as well.
Apple has not updated its support documentation to reflect the additional device slots, nor has the company sent out an official news bulletin to developers, so it is unclear if the update is a quietly implemented change or if it is limited to specific developers. At this time it appears that developers are receiving access to the additional slots on a rolling basis.
Article Link: Apple Begins Allowing 200 Test Devices Per Developer Account