Apple has started emailing developers who won the Apple TV developer kit lottery today, according to several users on Twitter who received the message. Users who have been selected will be shipped a development model of the next-generation Apple TV to aid in the creation of their apps.
To claim the kit, developers need to login to the Developer Center by 5PM local time on Wednesday and agree to Apple’s terms and conditions. Once that’s been done, Apple will charge $1 to verify the developer’s billing address and then the device will be shipped.
@viticci Apple TV Developer Kit are out! pic.twitter.com/p01RSG4NU9— Francesco Zerbinati (@zerbfra) September 14, 2015
Just ordered the Apple TV developer kit for 1€. Thank you Apple !— Charles-Henri (@CallMeSH) September 14, 2015
Woohoo, I’ve been selected for the Apple TV Developer Kit :-) #hooray pic.twitter.com/6txqyVLKD8— Frederik Jacques (@thenerd_be) September 14, 2015
The next-gen Apple TV debuts to the public next month with an all-new operating system that supports third-party apps, a redesigned interface, and a new remote that integrates Siri voice control.
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For the moment, I don’t see a reason yet to get rid of my $30 Amazon firestick in favor of the new AppleTV but I cannot wait to see what apps will come out of this especially in terms of 3rd party apps that might push youtube, netflix and others to improve their own awful smartTV apps.
Both of my developer accounts were selected, Thanks Apple!
your welcome to give me one :)
Lucky! Still hoping against hope I get selected. Don’t know if it was a single blast email, or if Cupertino is still doing them in batches.
Mine were staggered about an hour apart.
ah so your the reason people like me didnt get one.
Do you have apps on the store? Everyone I know who has apps on the store were picked.
Just got mine! :-)
ugh.. not selected again. I’ve been the unluckiest lottery participant in all of apple lotteries.
I’ve been under the impression that something nonrandom is afoot with their so called “random lotteries”, far too many of the same people win them!
I Got Mine :)
I got selected, and my Apple TV is now “Preparing for Shipment”! Super excited!