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iOS Build a Simple iPhone App with Swift Deploying to a Device Running on a Device

sanghyeon lee
sanghyeon lee
12,043 Points

Update: no more $99 fee, anyone with an Apple ID can test an app on their own devices.

well, this is not a question just an update for you guys. (Idk how to post tips in another way)

so the point is,

we don't need to pay $99 just to test apps on our own devices.

Check this out: "Since the inception of the iOS Developer Program, developers watching to test an app on an iPhone or iPad needed to pay Apple $99 a year for membership. Now, anyone with an Apple ID will be able to download the companyโ€™s Xcode development environment and use it to build an iOS app and test it on a device they own. Itโ€™s a big shift from the companyโ€™s previous policy, and a change that makes it easier for people to try out Appleโ€™s platform without worrying about cost."

from: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2933052/apple-frees-casual-ios-developers-of-membership-requirement.html

Just to clarify something. This only works on Xcode 7 AFAIK (which is still in beta as of writing this), with Xcode 6.x you still have to pay the fee. But this will be a welcome change when Xcode 7 is finally released later this year.

More here https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/documentation/DeveloperTools/Conceptual/WhatsNewXcode/Articles/xcode_7_0.html - see the "Free Provisioning" section

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Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

That's awesome! I might actually start looking at iOS development now