What you need to know
- Apple has extended membership fee waivers for the Apple Developer Program.
- Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government entities are eligible.
- Exemptions are now available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, and South Korea.
Apple has extended membership fee waivers for the Apple Developer Program to eight more countries.
In a post to its developer website Apple said:
Apple initially introduced fee exemptions back in 2018. Organizations can request a fee waiver based on certain conditions. On eligibility Apple states:
The waivers are available to both new and existing members. However, Apple does not give either full or partial refunds to existing memberships, so if an organization is already a member, they'll reap the benefit when their membership renews.
The initiative is also only available to organizations that plan to release free apps. If you release a paid app, you'll have to pay the annual fee of $99. Waivers are not available to members of the Apple Developer Enterprise Program, or individuals.
The news means fee waivers are now available in 13 countries in total: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China mainland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States.
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