iPhone developer program acceptance wait?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Ames, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Ames macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    How long are people waiting for acceptance into the iPhone dev program? I applied probably 4 or 5 months ago. About 1.5 months ago I got a message saying my account was being reviewed.
  2. Farani macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    I applied a few weeks before the app store launch and was accepted on the day it launched.
  3. musketball macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2008
    Not even an hour for me, and on a week-end too. I thought for sure it would be under review during the week, but lo and behold within an hour I was debugging on the iPhone. Bliss.....
  4. Ames thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Seriously? I'm 4 days on a support request to look into this. Nothing on that either. A friend owns his own company and told me he is 2 weeks with nothing from Apple on his application.
  5. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2008
    About an hour for me a few days ago. I applied on the iPhone site, paid for it on the Apple store site, then about an hour later got an email with a link in it and a code.

    There was a glitch. I clicked the activation link and it opened the iPhone site page, which I already had open, and nothing was different. After a while I thought to log off the site and click the link in the email again. When I did it this time it took me to the iPhone site and to a page where I could activate my account. After that there was a portal link on the iPhone page when I connected to it with all the additional stuff on pages inside the developer portal.
  6. forcesteeler macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
  7. Ames thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Did it ask you to pay in the Apple store right away? I don't remember that step.

    Do you have an ADC Select or Premier membership? I have the free one, but I didn't think it mattered.
  8. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2008
    Yes, right away. And it seemed as if they were going to ship me something. And I paid tax on the thing.

    Free one. I've filed a lot of bugs at bugreporter. Do you think that helped ?-)
  9. PaThKu macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2007

    From what I've read, individuals get accepted MUCH faster than business'.

    I applied as a LLC I set up (I'm the only employee) and it's basically just me applying as an individual but using my busniess name. Can I reapply as an individual and then still stick my company name on it?
  10. wakka092 macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2007
    I was approved in around 18 hours as a Personal developer. That'd be the best route for you, I'd think. Name changing requires you call ADC and from what
    I hear it's quite a lot of red tape. Just sign up for another (personal) account with a different Apple ID! That would cost another $99, but that might faster and less complicated than changing names and changing to a personal account.

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