Get your apps ready.

The Universal App Quick Start Program includes all the tools, resources, and support you need to build next-generation Universal apps, optimize apps built with Mac Catalyst, and test iPhone and iPad apps on an Apple Silicon Mac.

What’s included in the program.

With exclusive access to a Mac Developer Transition Kit with Apple Silicon, a comprehensive set of resources, and one-on-one technical support, you’ll have everything you need to get your Universal apps ready before Apple Silicon Macs become available to customers.

Beta Software and Tools

Gain full access to the beta software and tools required to develop Universal apps for Apple Silicon Macs, including beta versions of Xcode and macOS.

Developer Transition Kit (DTK)

Get exclusive access to a Mac Developer Transition Kit with Apple Silicon for developing and testing your Universal apps.

View Technical Specs

Developer Labs

Learn how to take your apps to the next level with technical insights, best practices, and code-level guidance directly from Apple experts.

Private Forums

Ask questions and connect with Apple engineers and other members of the Universal App Quick Start Program.

Technical Support

Request code-level support from technical support engineers who can help troubleshoot your code. Three technical support incidents are included.

Development Resources

View videos and documentation, including API reference and articles, on developing and testing Universal apps.


Submit a brief application for an opportunity to join the program. Selected developers will receive a link to order the Universal App Quick Start Program from the online Apple Store. Priority will be given to applicants with an existing macOS application, as availability is limited.

Applications are no longer being taken.


500 USD


To be eligible to apply, you must be an Account Holder of the Apple Developer Program and located in one of the following countries or regions:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China mainland
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States


As part of the program, you’ll have limited access to a Developer Transition Kit (DTK), which will be shipped to you, for developing and testing your Universal apps. The DTK is owned by Apple and must be returned.

For full details, see the Universal App Quick Start Program terms and conditions.