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    Default [Advice] Got my developer acceptance/activation code: what hardware should I use?

    Hi -

    I just got my developer acceptance, paid my $99, and got my activation code. I now have a "Program portal" button in my page at developer.apple.com/iphone.

    I currently have ONE iPhone, running unlocked 1.1.4 (T-Mobile). It has never been activated AT&T. I'd rather not load beta software onto this phone anyway (since I use it as my day-to-day phone), so I'll probably purchase either a new iPhone(2G) or iPod Touch just for development.

    My understanding is that you must have an AT&T activated iPhone in order to use a phone as a 'developer' phone. Is that still true, or has the community figured out how to bypass that requirement?

    If I can't use an iPhone (I'm not going to sign-up for AT&T just for development), I assume I can use an iPod Touch as a developer device? Obviously, the EDGE-related stuff wouldn't work, but if I'm writing a generic app for iPhone/iPod Touch, that shouldn't be a problem.

    BTW (others may be interested in this): I had originally signed up for the SDK/developer program the day they announced it. I never received my 'acceptance' (like most other developers). The other day, I RE-applied (using a different .mac ID, different email, different mailing address, etc), and a few days later I was accepted (under that account - my old account still hasn't been accepted).

    Thanks for any advice you can give me on iPhone vs iPod Touch.

    - Paulb



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    I'm in Italy and I'm using an Ipod Touch for developing, just for the AT&T iphone restriction...
    When the 3G will start shipping in italy, i suppose i'll buy an iphone.

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    Go for the iPhone, it doesn't need to be activated with AT&T and you'll regret getting the iPod touch later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac1ntalk View Post
    Go for the iPhone, it doesn't need to be activated with AT&T and you'll regret getting the iPod touch later.
    afaik it does, but maybe apple changed it, i dont know, just saying that as far as i know it has to be activated with ATT, at least for me it did

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac1ntalk View Post
    Go for the iPhone, it doesn't need to be activated with AT&T and you'll regret getting the iPod touch later.
    Of course I want to use the iPhone (and wouldn't mind paying for a second iPhone instead of an iPod Touch), but my understanding is that I must 'activate' the iPhone using AT&T in order to use the official SDK/beta firmware on the iPhone. I don't want to sign-up for an AT&T account just to develop for iPhone.

    Are you aware of any way to use a NON-AT&T-activated iPhone as a developer phone for the Apple SDK?

    Thank you,

    - Paulb


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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_paulb View Post
    Are you aware of any way to use a NON-AT&T-activated iPhone as a developer phone for the Apple SDK?
    - Paulb
    I also wanted to know the answer, because I do not live in US.
    I suppose that best way is to wait until 3G will be out, then I hope there will be no restrictions...

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    Yes, you do. I believe .max from this forum couldn't use the latest firmware because of that.

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    I have just been accepted to the developers program and have paid the $99.

    I then received a confirmation email from Apple with links to the Apple Store.

    However, I cannot find anywhere to now download the certificates?

    Am I looking in the wrong place? Should I be waiting for another email?

    Also, nothing has changed on the webpage when I log into the developer program site - like others have mentioned.

    Thanks

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    Guys,

    Taking a hide on paulb's post, I'm also applying for $99 developer program but need to know if we developers can use an unlock device for it?

    I mean, although I have activated my device with my local carrier, can I still be able to join the program using an unlocked device? After unlock, what happens to the activation process? Should we have to perform it again?

    I'm aware of coz on my understanding, we won't be able to publish our applications to be approved by Apple. Is it true or just a legend?

    How actually the whole things around this issue really works?

    Thanks a lot for any comment..

    Cheers



    Quote Originally Posted by oz_paulb View Post
    Hi -

    I just got my developer acceptance, paid my $99, and got my activation code. I now have a "Program portal" button in my page at developer.apple.com/iphone.

    I currently have ONE iPhone, running unlocked 1.1.4 (T-Mobile). It has never been activated AT&T. I'd rather not load beta software onto this phone anyway (since I use it as my day-to-day phone), so I'll probably purchase either a new iPhone(2G) or iPod Touch just for development.

    My understanding is that you must have an AT&T activated iPhone in order to use a phone as a 'developer' phone. Is that still true, or has the community figured out how to bypass that requirement?

    If I can't use an iPhone (I'm not going to sign-up for AT&T just for development), I assume I can use an iPod Touch as a developer device? Obviously, the EDGE-related stuff wouldn't work, but if I'm writing a generic app for iPhone/iPod Touch, that shouldn't be a problem.

    BTW (others may be interested in this): I had originally signed up for the SDK/developer program the day they announced it. I never received my 'acceptance' (like most other developers). The other day, I RE-applied (using a different .mac ID, different email, different mailing address, etc), and a few days later I was accepted (under that account - my old account still hasn't been accepted).

    Thanks for any advice you can give me on iPhone vs iPod Touch.

    - Paulb

 

 

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