With Apple’s developer program, users have actually long been able to register the Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) for up to 100 individual devices to competent them for examining Apple beta software and their own apps. Some users saw that limit raised to 200 several years ago, however the higher limitation was never formally implemented by Apple.
With the other day’s transfer to combine Apple’s programmer programs, the business has actually also turned out brand-new limits for registered devices, as kept in mind by a number of MacRumors readers. The overall limit is now 500 devices, however it is damaged down by device type with approximately 100 ports each for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple Watch, and Apple TV devices now offered.
A variety of viewers have actually highlighted the incorporation of Apple TV as a sustained device, believing it indicates third-party application development for the set-top box as had been reported for go for WWDC however was reportedly pushed back just weeks earlier. The Apple TV has actually been a supported device for UDID enrollment for extremely a long time, and Apple has consistently supplied programmers betas of upcoming Apple TV software for testing.
Even so, the limitation of 100 Apple TVs each account appears charitable for simply checking Apple’s beta software program, so the concern is whether the Apple TV was given the very same restrictions as various other device kinds for simplicity’s benefit or if the company is adjusting the stage for more comprehensive third-party application development for the system later on this year.
As held true previously, when a device is registered it counts towards the user’s restriction for the remainder of the developer membership year, protecting against users from rapidly removing and including devices to game the system.