Welcome to the Apple Developer Connection FAQ. These pages provide answers to frequently asked questions about our membership programs, products, and services. Questions are organized according to the most popular topic areas. If you do not find the answer you are looking for in this document, feel free to contact us.
The Apple Developer Connection is the primary
source for technical and business resources and information for anyone
developing for Apple software and hardware platforms anywhere in the
world. ADC offers developers memberships, products, and services with
a website filled with up-to-date technical documentation for Apple technologies
as well as business resources to help developer organizations succeed.
Apple Developer Connection is available online worldwide. Online membership
is free. ADC members may download tools and software, register for the Apple
Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), and purchase a variety of developer-focused
products and services. Visit
the ADC Member Site and choose
the "Join Now" option. Need
ADC offers several levels of support for developers, beginning with a free
Online membership. A complete list of available membership programs,
products, and services for developers is available on our Membership
website. Need more information?
The ADC Member Site is a secure
site where members may view or use items in their ADC accounts,
modify membership profile and preferences, shop the ADC Store for developer
products or services, or download a wide variety of development kits, tools,
documentation, sample code, and demos.
5. Do I need to enter my Apple ID and password if I want to browse the Apple Developer Connection website?
You may browse the public ADC website at any time without logging in. You will
find a wealth of information, documentation, and downloads available to you. However, some downloads,
information, and services are restricted to ADC members only and for those, you will be
required to log in to the ADC
Member Site using your Apple ID and password. If you have an existing
account at Apple (.Mac, Apple Store, iTunes Music Store, AppleCare, etc.),
please use the same account name and password to log in to ADC.
Create an ADC account or log in to your ADC
account with your Apple ID and password, click on the "Profile" link listed
under My Account, and then proceed to the Preferences area. Once in Preferences,
check the box next to "Send me ADC News," specify whether you wish to receive it
in HTML or Plain Text, and click the "Save" button. You may unsubscribe at any
time by unchecking the same box and clicking the "Save" button.
7. How can I download Xcode Tools, register for the Worldwide Developers Conference, purchase a developer product, etc?
Create an ADC account or log in to your ADC account with your Apple ID and password and proceed to the appropriate area: the "ADC Store" for purchases or "Downloads" for Xcode Tools and other downloadable files. A menu of ADC membership options as well as other products, services, and events will be visible. Some products and services may be available for purchase only at certain times of the year or only by ADC Select or Premier members.
The ADC Hardware Purchase Program allows developers whose ADC memberships include hardware discount benefits to purchase Apple hardware for development or testing purposes at a significant discount. ADC Premier members receive ten (10) ADC Hardware Discounts to use each membership year. ADC Select members receive one (1) ADC Hardware Discount each membership year.
For assistance with the ADC Hardware Purchase Program, including answers to hardware purchase policies,
processes, and order status-related questions, you may contact us or visit the ADC Hardware Purchase Program FAQ.
Regional contact information for the ADC
Hardware Purchase Program can be found on the ADC
Hardware Purchase Program website.
If you use all or part of any Apple software in a program that will be distributed to other people, you need to license the use of that software from Apple Computer, Inc. For information about licensing Apple software, please visit the Software Licensing website or contact Apples Software Licensing department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-512-674-2645.
Worldwide Developers Conference is Apple's most important
annual event for hardware and software developers, including
QuickTime content developers, IT managers, in-house developers, and
system administrators. Thousands of developers from around the world
come to California each year to receive strategic information from
Apple executives and attend more than a hundred in-depth technical
sessions given by Apple's technical architects and engineers. Registration for the upcoming 2005 conference will open within the
first three months of next year.
To learn more about products and technologies that were presented at
the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2004,
ADC Premier and Select members may purchase a WWDC 2004 Sessions
DVD-ROM Set for US $299. Since the Set includes confidential pre-release product information,
ADC Premier or Select membership is required to purchase. Note that the WWDC 2004 Sessions DVD-ROM
Set was automatically delivered to all WWDC 2004 attendees and current
ADC Premier members in October 2004.
ADC provides RSS feeds to help developers keep informed on the latest ADC information. We currently provide two RSS feeds, one for ADC Headlines, which mirrors the news items that appear in the "Headlines" box on the ADC Home page, and another more selective feed for the ADC Reference Library, which mirrors the "New and Updated" sidebar on the Reference Library Home page. Note that the ADC Headlines RSS feed includes everything in the Reference Library feed.
To subscribe to one of the feeds, simply add the appropriate URL to your RSS reader application. The easiest way to do this is to drag the RSS icon to the appropriate place in your RSS reader.
For help with installing, using or updating Apple Software, or for help in getting your Apple computer set up or serviced, please refer to the support options listed below.Apple Products - Standard Telephone Support
To obtain up-and-running support for the first 90-days you own your product call:
In the USA:
In Canada: 1-800-263-3394Apple Products - Online Support Resources
To unsubscribe from ADC communications other than the ADC News, follow these instructions:
Note: Please allow up to one full week for changes to take effect.