Who Should Enroll
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 here. To distribute apps, join the Apple Developer Program.
Apple Developer Program
If you're interested in creating apps for distribution on the App Store, Apple Business Manager*, or Apple School Manager*, join the Apple Developer Program. Membership includes access to beta OS releases, advanced app capabilities, and tools needed to develop, test, and distribute apps and Safari Extensions. You must be 18 years or older to join.
Individuals or sole proprietors/single person businesses. Apps are listed under the developer's personal name.
Organizations. Apps are listed under the organization's legal entity name. Companies and educational institutions must provide a D-U-N-S Number (available for free) registered to their legal entity during the enrollment process.
99 USD per membership year
Your nonprofit, educational institution, or government entity may be eligible for a fee waiver. Learn more.
Benefits and Resources
|Sign In with Your Apple ID||Apple Developer Program|
|Xcode developer tools||●||●|
|Xcode beta releases||●||●|
|Bug reporting with Feedback Assistant||●||●|
|OS beta releases||●|
|Full access to a comprehensive set of development tools||●|
|Advanced app capabilities and services||●|
|App distribution on the App Store||●|
|App management, testing, and analytics with App Store Connect||●||Safari Extensions distribution||●|
|Software distribution outside the Mac App Store||●|
|Custom app distribution with Apple Business Manager and Apple School Manager||●|
|Proprietary app distribution to your employees with Apple Business Manager||●|
|Ad hoc distribution for testing and internal use||●|
|Access to members-only developer events or additional event content||●|
Universal App Quick Start Program
Build, test, and optimize Universal apps for macOS Big Sur with full access to tools, resources, and support — including the Developer Transition Kit.
Security Research Device Program
Help improve the security of iOS devices by testing for vulnerabilities on a special Security Research Device.
Apple Developer Enterprise Program
Organizations with specific use cases that require private distribution directly to employees through a secure internal system or a Mobile Device Management solution may be eligible for this program.
Apple Video Partner Program
This program is designed for apps that deliver premium subscription video entertainment services on the Apple TV app. Participating apps are required to integrate with a number of Apple technologies, such as Universal Search, Siri, AirPlay, and single sign-on or zero sign-on, to ensure a seamless experience for users.
If you plan to develop or manufacture accessories that use MFi technologies, the MFi Program provides the licenses you need.
iOS Developer University Program
This is a free developer program for higher education institutions looking to introduce iOS development into their curriculum. With Xcode, any teacher and student can get access to the tools and resources needed to develop and install apps on Apple devices.