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Darwiniandude
19th March 2009, 06:51 PM
For those who have 3.0, I'm thinking of upgrading my dev account to paid to have a play with it. But I'll use a different Apple ID. Will I be able to sync paid apps on bought using my old Apple ID? (I'm aware some/most apps may not be compatible with 3.0 beta etc)

Oh, and the paid dev account... is it $99USD one off, or $99 USD per year?

benzoenator
19th March 2009, 06:52 PM
It's a per year fee.

As for app syncing, it's fine. The iPhone can sync with more than one Apple ID.

Darwiniandude
19th March 2009, 06:53 PM
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/56/69062-how-ready-iphone-3-0-beta.html

I read this thread, I might hold of a bit, a few days at least. :)

iCarllovesapple
19th March 2009, 07:03 PM
Also, read my thread about the frustrations I've had dealing with Apple to activate my developer program!!

- - e r i k - -
19th March 2009, 07:31 PM
Pay $119 just to play with 3.0? So. Not. Worth. It.

Search and C&P is nice and all, but there will be no action on other features (well, we might figure out how to activate MMS on Optus any minute now if we are lucky) before 3.0 is officially out and all the apps taking advantage of it will be released.

NeoRicen
19th March 2009, 07:47 PM
This is insane. Sure if 3.0 Beta was free, then trying it out might make sense, but this is a very early beta that costs $120, just wait.

Video: iPhone OS 3.0 walkthrough (http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/18/video-iphone-os-3-0-walkthrough/#continued)

Watch that if you're really that interested.

jack112006
20th March 2009, 09:37 AM
I persenolly think that it is worth it. I paid the AU$119 to join the developer program, and am loving it. And you get more than just being able to mess around with 3.0. You can also submit apps to the App Store and download the 3.0 SDK.

Trabb
20th March 2009, 09:51 AM
Well yeah, it's worth it if you actual want to develop stuff but just to play with the 3.0 Beta? That's a different issue.

nando
21st March 2009, 08:02 AM
If u are gona pay $120 just to get 3.0 dude just wait for June
even if u are rich and don't care about money
it is not a quick process you'll have to wait at least
a month for apple to activate you as a dev so that will leave you
with only 2 more months to wait !!

Keving
21st March 2009, 09:10 AM
If u are gona pay $120 just to get 3.0 dude just wait for June
even if u are rich and don't care about money
it is not a quick process you'll have to wait at least
a month for apple to activate you as a dev so that will leave you
with only 2 more months to wait !!

Nah, only takes a day.

rustyshelf
21st March 2009, 09:38 AM
I seriously wouldn't waste my money unless you actually want to develop apps. 3.0 is still pretty buggy IMHO.

nando
21st March 2009, 10:45 AM
Nah, only takes a day.

a day????
are u kidding me??
you first have to get approval from Apple..it doesnt take a day at least when i did it over 6 months ago..it took me like 3 to 4 weeks..! before I got approval from apple to create a profile and able to upload my apps to my device.
And thats what you pay for $120ish for you to upload your apps to your device.
you can get the SDK for free ..but wont be able to upload..
now i dont know whether you can get the 3.0 beta just by registering as a dev..(which is free and can be done in one day)

Dambo
21st March 2009, 04:31 PM
I got mine in 2 hours just a couple of days ago.

Back2Bedlam
21st March 2009, 05:36 PM
Are we allowed to add the "MacTalk Idiots Clause" (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/11/61018-all-text-input-disabled-my-mac.html#post749460)

macrich
21st March 2009, 09:47 PM
That's a bit harsh isn't it?

Phase
21st March 2009, 09:54 PM
Play nicely kids.

Or I'll turn this thread around, and there won't be christmas for anyone this year.

Back2Bedlam
22nd March 2009, 01:26 PM
That's a bit harsh isn't it?

Maybe a little, but the amount of people that use a beta, screw up there device, and then lay shit on the manufacturers, do need to learn exactly what beta means.

CrazyLegs03
30th March 2009, 10:35 AM
HUH? I thought it was free .....

rustyshelf
30th March 2009, 10:57 AM
Free to download the development kit 2.2.1 (SDK) which will let you write apps.

You need to pay to have access to the 3.0 SDK as well as the 3.0 firmware. You also need to pay if you want to deploy apps to your iPhone or the store under 2.2.1.

Trust me, it's not worth it. 3.0 is a battery hog, slow and buggy. It will get better as more betas are released. Unless you're an iPhone developer (or really want tethering without jailbreaking your phone) there's no reason to get it.

thre3dee
30th March 2009, 01:05 PM
There's a reason they only seed to developers. Non-developers would complain and whinge about the lag and bugs.