Apple Developer Connection

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Apple Developer Connection (or ADC) is a service provided by Apple to Mac developers. It provides resources to developers such as documentation and development tool downloads.



There are several different levels of membership to ADC(OS X):

  • Online (or free) memberships entitle you to documentation and many downloads, such as new versions of Xcode.
  • Select memberships entitle you to many more features, including access to pre-release software and free versions of Mac OS X. They have an annual cost of US$500.
  • Premier memberships entitle you to all developer features- All those offered in Select memberships plus free tickets to the WWDC, additional developer support and significant hardware discounts. They have an annual cost of US$3500.
  • Student memberships are only offered to students, and provide many features not available as an online membership (but fewer than those available to Select members). They have a much smaller fee than Select memberships. The student membership has an annual cost of US$99.

iPhone Developer

  • Standard Program $99 - For developers who are creating free and commercial applications for iPhone and iPod touch and want to distribute applications on the App Store.
  • Enterprise Program $299 - For companies with 500 or more employees who are creating proprietary in-house applications for iPhone and iPod touch.
  • The iPhone Developer University Program is a free program designed for higher education institutions looking to introduce curriculum for developing iPhone or iPod touch applications. The University Program provides a wealth of development resources, sophisticated tools for testing and debugging, and the ability to share applications within the same development team. Institutions can also submit applications for distribution in the App Store.

See Also



Apple Developer Connection
Membership Comparison Chart
iPhone Developer Comparison Chart