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Apple Makes Developer Betas Available to Everyone for Free

Apple Makes Developer Betas Available to Everyone for Free

Posted June 6, 2023 at 8:37pm by iClarified
If you have an Apple ID, you can now install Apple's developer betas for free! Previously, you needed to pay $99/year for the Apple Developer Program in order to gain access these betas.

Apple updated its Choosing a Membership page following the launch of iOS 17 to make "OS beta releases" available to "Sign In With Your Apple ID" users. This explains why non-developers have been seeing the iOS 17 developer beta show up in Settings > General > Software Update.

You can learn how to develop apps for Apple platforms for free without enrolling. With just an Apple ID, you can access Xcode, software downloads, documentation, sample code, forums, and Feedback Assistant, as well as test your apps on devices. If you don't already have an Apple ID, you can create one now. To distribute apps, join the Apple Developer Program.


Check out the full comparison of benefits and resources for "Sign In With Your Apple ID" developers versus full "Apple Developer Program" subscribers in the chart below. Also, please remember to download the iClarified app or follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and RSS for the latest iOS updates.


Apple Makes Developer Betas Available to Everyone for Free
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