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Apple updates its developer agreement to support new features

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What you need to know

  • Apple has updated its Developer Agreement, Program License Agreement, and Schedules 1, 2, and 3.
  • The updates support "updated policies and upcoming features."

Apple has some more agreements for developers to agree to.

In a news update on the Apple Developer website (opens in new tab) the company has announced that it has updated the Apple Developer Agreement, Program License Agreement, and Schedules 1, 2, and 3. Apple says that the updates will "provide clarification, and to support updated policies and upcoming features."

Developers can see all of the updates below:

Program License Agreement

  • Definitions and Sections 2.1, 3.3.1, 7.5, and 14.11: Specified requirements with respect to the use of Swift Playgrounds to develop applications.
  • Definitions and Sections 3.3.56 and 3.3.57: Specified requirements and restrictions with respect to the use of Xcode Cloud.
  • Section 3.2: Specified requirements and restrictions with respect to the use of the Apple Software and Apple Services.
  • Sections 3.3.10, 3.3.14, and 3.3.37: Replaced pronouns with gender-neutral language.
  • Section 3.3.39: Clarified requirements with respect to the use of the HealthKit APIs and the Motion & Fitness APIs.
  • Section 6.6: Specified requirements with respect to the submission of app symbol information.
  • Section 7.4: Clarified requirements and restrictions with respect to the use of TestFlight.
  • Section 9.1: Deleted language that deemed Schedules 2 and 3 to be Apple Confidential Information.
  • Sections 11.2 and 14.8: Clarified requirements for export compliance.
  • Section 14.3: Updated information on how to submit a request for Apple's consent to assignment.

Schedule 1

  • Exhibit C: Replaced uses of "Custom Codes" with "Promotional Codes" and otherwise revised language to align with Promo Code functionality in App Store Connect.
  • Replaced references to "country" with "region."

Schedules 2 and 3 (Paid Applications Agreement)

  • Section 1.1: Added Legacy Contacts to the definition of eligible End-Users associated with an individual purchaser's account.
  • Section 1.2: Included Legacy Contacts in the list of users authorized to access a developer's Licensed Application information and associated metadata saved onto the End-User's account.
  • EULA minimum terms: Added Legacy Contacts to the scope of the End-User license.
  • Exhibit B: Added Barbados and Ukraine to list of countries where Apple collects and remits taxes.
  • Exhibit C: In Section 5.1, clarified developers' responsibility to appoint their own tax administrator in Japan.

Apple Developer Agreement

  • Section 16: Clarified requirements for export compliance.

Developers can view all of the terms and guidelines for the App Store agreements on the Apple Developer website (opens in new tab).

Joe Wituschek
Contributor

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.