Apple Now Permits 200 Test Devices Per Developer Account

Over the recent weekend, chatter on Twitter indicated that Apple has increased the quota for test devices — including iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads — that developers can use to beta test unreleased applications and iOS updates. The limit has reportedly gone from 100 to 200 devices per developer account.

Although Apple has not yet officially updated its developer support documents to reflect this change, I have verified the adjustment with several developers.

Originally, Apple imposed a device limit to prevent developers from distributing apps to an extensive number of devices, which would circumvent the official App Store release process. The challenge with the previous cap was that once a device is registered for testing, it cannot be removed from the account.

This limitation becomes problematic, especially when developers need to test on various device models and iOS versions, or if any devices are misplaced or stolen.

[via MacRumors]

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