Will 3.0 SDK ever be free like 2.1?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by foshizzle, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. foshizzle macrumors regular

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    I'm a student and interested in just downloading the 3.0 SDK to use and tinker with. I have 2.1 and 3.0 is still a min. $99 enrollment fee.

    Does anyone know if it will ever be free like the other dev. tools?
     
  2. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    i thought it was ? i think the $99 was for having it being a charged price on the store although i can be wrong
     
  3. isharan macrumors member

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    It will be when 3.0 is released to the public – which is June 17. Until then, you have to pay the $99.
     
  4. foshizzle thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats what i was thinking, that they'll release it with the public OS release.
     
  5. caitlin macrumors member

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    But still, even with 2.1, to deploy and test on an iPhone, you have to be a paid developer.
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    And this will continue to be the case.
     
  7. brendon2020 macrumors 6502

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    are there any other benefits to paying the $99? I'm starting to learn cocoa/iphone stuff and wondering if its worth getting while i'm stilling pretty new to cocoa programming.
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Up to the point where you want to test your code on an actual device I'd say don't pay.
     
  9. dejo Moderator

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    Visit the iPhone Developer Program site for more details.
     

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