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How to Install iOS 17 Beta Software Updates on Your iPhone

Thursday November 2, 2023 5:14 am PDT by
When Apple released the first iOS 17 beta to developers, for the first time it gave non-developers the opportunity to download beta software updates on their iPhones for free. Keep reading to learn how it's done. In years past when Apple has announced a major new operating system update, the first wave of betas has officially only been available to download if you are a paying subscriber to A...

How to Opt-in to Apple Developer Beta Software on iPhone and iPad

Tuesday April 4, 2023 5:08 pm PDT by
In iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4, Apple has changed the way users opt-in to developer and public beta updates on iPhone and iPad. Keep reading to learn why the change was made and how to turn it on. Going forward, Apple is changing things up so that developers no longer need to install a profile from the Developer Center in order to get developer betas. Instead, users who are enrolled in...

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Apple Starts Letting Developers Add Alternative App Marketplaces to App Store Connect

Thursday February 8, 2024 2:17 pm PST by
EU developers can now add alternative app marketplaces to App Store Connect, Apple said today. Apple is also accepting submissions for the Notarization process, which is required for all apps that will be distributed through alternative marketplaces. Apple is making these changes to ‌App Store‌ Connect ahead of the launch of iOS 17.4, an update that overhauls the app ecosystem in the...
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Apple's 2024 Swift Student Challenge Now Live

Monday February 5, 2024 10:18 am PST by
Apple today began accepting submissions for its 2024 Swift Student Challenge. Apple's annual challenges ask students to create an innovative coding project using the Swift Playgrounds app. Apple first announced plans for an early 2024 launch in November 2023, giving students plenty of time to prepare for this year's event. Apple will select 350 winners for this year's challenge, and there ...
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App Developers Can Now Sign Up for Consultations on Complicated EU App Ecosystem Changes

Friday February 2, 2024 4:22 pm PST by
Apple this week announced that developers can sign up to meet with an Apple team member to discuss the changes being made to iOS, Safari, and the App Store in the European Union. Developers can request a 30-minute online consultation to ask questions and provide feedback about Apple's changes. Topics of discussion include alternative distribution on iOS, alternative payments in the ‌App Store‌...
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Apple Now Selling $300 Developer Strap for Vision Pro

Friday February 2, 2024 2:10 pm PST by
Through its Developer website, Apple is offering a $300 "Developer Strap" for the Vision Pro, which provides a USB-C connection between the headset and a Mac. Apple says that the Developer Strap is helpful for "accelerating the development of graphics-intensive apps and games." It is designed to provide the same audio experience as the standard Right Audio Strap, so it can be used for both...
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Apple Expands Analytics Available to Developers as Part of App Store Changes

Thursday January 25, 2024 2:51 pm PST by
As part of the App Store changes being enabled in Europe, Apple is providing all developers worldwide with updated analytics information. More than 50 new reports are available through the ‌App Store‌ Connect API to help developers analyze their app performance. Some of the new metrics: Engagement - Apple is offering additional insight into the number of users on the ‌App Store‌ that...
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Apple Launching 2024 Swift Student Challenge on February 5

Tuesday January 23, 2024 10:14 am PST by
Apple will begin accepting submissions for its next Swift Student Challenge on Monday, February 5, Apple said today in news provided to developers. Apple first announced plans for an early 2024 launch in November, giving students plenty of time to prepare. The Swift Student Challenge tasks students with creating an innovative coding project using the Swift Playgrounds app. Apple plans to...
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Apple to Launch Next Swift Student Challenge in February 2024

Wednesday November 8, 2023 6:00 am PST by
Apple today announced that it plans to hold its next Swift Student Challenge in February 2024, marking the first time the company has provided advanced notice to give students time to prepare. The Swift Student Challenge tasks students with creating an innovative coding project using the Swift Playgrounds app. This year's Swift Student Challenge will have 350 winners, and there will be a...
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Apple Invites Developers to Labs, Workshops and Vision Pro Sessions Held in November

Tuesday November 7, 2023 3:34 pm PST by
Apple today informed developers about a number of new developer activities that are taking place in November, including App Store activities, additional Vision Pro labs, technology consultations, and more. Apple in September began offering a range of "Meet with the Apple Experts" resources for developers, and the labs that are available this month are a continuation of that effort. There...
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Apple Expands Vision Pro Test Labs to New York City and Sydney

Tuesday October 17, 2023 2:03 pm PDT by
Apple today announced that it is expanding its Vision Pro developer labs to New York City, New York and Sydney, Australia to give developers additional locations where the new headset can be tested with their apps. Vision Pro developer labs first launched in August, giving developers a chance to try out the Vision Pro headsets to refine visionOS apps ahead of when the device launches next...
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Apple Launches 'Meet With Apple Experts' Resource for Developers

Tuesday September 26, 2023 4:22 pm PDT by
Apple today announced the launch of a new "Meet with the Apple Experts" resource for developers, providing developers with opportunities to participate in sessions, workshops, labs, and one-on-one meetings hosted by Apple. At the current time, Apple is offering more than 50 workshops and consultations, some of which are hosted online and some of which are in Cupertino. Most of the events are ...
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Apple Invites Developers to Cupertino for Workshop on Optimizing Apps for Performance and Battery Life

Wednesday September 6, 2023 4:42 pm PDT by
Apple today sent out emails inviting developers to visit the Apple Developer Center in Cupertino, California for a workshop on app optimization. Apple says that developers can learn to maximize app performance to "give people a great experience." Attendees will learn how to optimize Apple frameworks and what Apple tools can be used for identifying and resolving performance issues. Apple...
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Apple Vision Pro Developer Kits Now Available

Monday July 24, 2023 11:11 am PDT by
Apple today announced the release of Apple Vision Pro developer kits, with developers able to apply to receive a kit starting today. Developers will be provided with an Apple Vision Pro "loaner" that will allow them to develop and test apps. Along with a Vision Pro, developers will get help with device setup and onboarding, check-ins with Apple experts for UI design and development...
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Apple-Funded Study Suggests App Store Ecosystem Facilitated $1.1 Trillion in Sales in 2022

Wednesday May 31, 2023 11:00 am PDT by
The App Store was responsible for an estimated $1.1 trillion in developer billings and sales in 2022, according to an Apple-sponsored study conducted by economists from Analysis Group. Apple shared the results of the study today as part of an ongoing effort to highlight the benefits of the ‌App Store‌ and the successes of developers who use the Apple platform. A total of $910 billion of the...
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Apple Developer App Gets WWDC 2023 Update

Thursday May 25, 2023 12:14 pm PDT by
Apple has started preparations for the Worldwide Developers Conference that's coming in under two weeks, and today, the Apple Developer app was updated for those who are attending or planning to join sessions and labs. The Apple Developer app outlines the 2023 session videos, 1-on-1 labs, Slack activities, and more, plus it introduces new WWDC 2023 stickers. When iOS 17 and the other new...
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Apple Launches New 'Ask Apple' Interactive Q&A Session for Developers

Tuesday November 8, 2022 12:58 pm PST by
Apple today announced a new session of its "Ask Apple" feature that is designed to let developers get help with app development from Apple engineers and experts. Apple debuted Ask Apple in October, and is now introducing a second week that runs from November 14 to November 18. With Ask Apple, developers are able to get information on implementing new features that were added in iOS 16 such...
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Apple Debuts 'Ask Apple' Interactive Q&A Program for Developers

Tuesday October 11, 2022 11:17 am PDT by
Apple today introduced a new "Ask Apple" feature that is designed to allow developers to get help with app development from Apple engineers and experts. With Ask Apple, developers can get information on implementing new beta features, updates introduced at WWDC, adopting Dynamic Island, swapping to SwiftUI, and more. Developers will be able to ask questions of Apple team members through Q&As ...
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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Criticizes Apple Over App Store Price Increases

Wednesday October 5, 2022 11:21 am PDT by
Apple is today beginning to implement App Store pricing increases across all territories and countries that use the euro, with the hike attributed to the euro's weakness against the U.S. dollar. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, whose company is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Apple, spoke up on the price update and said Apple had no justification for it. In a statement, Sweeney likened ...
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Apple Gives Developer Account Page a Design Refresh

Tuesday October 4, 2022 4:07 pm PDT by
Apple today overhauled the developer account interface that developers access when logging into Apple's site, introducing a cleaner look that provides access to more information at a glance. While the prior version of the website had a side bar for navigation, the updated site features a top navigation bar with access to program resources, email preferences, membership details, code-level...
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Apple Now Allows Developers to Transfer Ownership of App Store Apps That Use iCloud

Wednesday June 15, 2022 2:02 pm PDT by
Apple today announced that apps that use iCloud can now be transferred to another developer, solving a problem that developers have been dealing with for years now. Apple previously had an app transfer program for developers who want to transfer their apps to a new account or a new owner, but prior to now, it did not work with apps that use ‌iCloud‌. Given the sheer number of apps that...
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Judge Approves Apple's $100M Settlement in Developer Lawsuit, But Questions $27M Attorney Fee

Wednesday June 8, 2022 6:20 pm PDT by
Back in August 2021, Apple agreed to pay $100 million and make changes to the App Store to settle a class-action lawsuit brought against it by developers. Judge Yvonne-Gonzalez Rogers, who is overseeing the case, said yesterday that she plans to approve the settlement, but she raised concerns about the amount that attorneys are planning to charge. As outlined by Law360, Rogers said that she...