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Starting iOS Development FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions on starting iOS development.

Apple Developer Membership Questions

This page contains frequently asked questions on Apple developer memberships.

Do I need to pay the $99 annual fee?

You must pay the annual fee to publish on the App Store, even if the app is a free app.

If you’re learning iOS development, you can wait until you’re close to shipping to sign up for the paid developer program. One big limitation of the free developer program is that you have to reinstall your apps on your device every 7 days. This annoyance may push you to pay the $99 and join the paid program.