When a new iOS version is announced to be in beta many people wait up until sites such as activatemyios.com, iosudidregistrations.com, activatemyudid.com, udidregistration.com, and instantudidactivation.com have the iOS beta’s available for download and offer UDID activation. In order to test a “closed” iOS beta you must be registered with a developers account that costs $99. Because allot of people wan’t to use the new features early in the next big version of iOS and don’t wan’t to pay $99 for a developers account they often times go to sites to purchase UDID registrations.
This week we noticed that many sites that sell UDID activation’s to non developers began being pulled. Apple had contacted allot of these sites hosts and told them that they are violating their terms and conditions and had asked them to remove the websites. Apple is right, what these sites are doing is technically against the rules. iOS beta’s are meant to be for developers only. These websites that purchase a hand full of developer accounts before a beta is released and then sell activation’s that give people the ability to run the closed beta’s on their devices before the actual release violates the rules. Quite honestly, Apple probably gets a great deal of frustration from all the non developers who get access to the beta’s and complain about every little issue, when in fact, its not even a public release. Apple releases beta’s so that developers can test them before they do a public release. Developers know there will most likely be issues, unfortunately, users get their hands on the beta and treat it like a public release.
Bottom line is, Apple is cracking down on sites that activate people’s UDID’s for cash. Apple has the full right to close the developer account that your device is registered under if it was part of the sites sales. When you update your device to the next beta version, beware of the fact that it may fail.
Did you get your UDID registered with a paid site? If so, let us know what your experience was like below.