I love product testing!
Not only do you get free stuff, but you also get to voice your opinion and actually help shape the future of the product you are testing.
I have talked about product testing items for free for a few big companies before, mainly Nike and Under Armour.
But I have been getting emails from a few of our readers who are interested in becoming a product tester for the tech giant, Apple.
Getting a free Apple watch just for testing it sounds great!
But are there actually Apple product testing jobs available?
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Yes, there are!
I did some digging and found out Apple normally has two different product testing opportunities:
- Apple hardware product testing
- Apple software product testing
What will I learn?
1. Apple Hardware Product Testing
Apple hardware includes the physical products many of us love and spend a lot of our hard-earned money on.
- Apple watch
So can you get an Apple product, say an Apple iPhone, for free as a tester?
Yes, you can!
That YOU is normally an Apple employee, or (according to a thread on Apple forum) people living within the Cupertino area (Apple’s headquarters).
So, if you don’t belong to any of these two groups, it seems like you are out of luck when it comes to testing any physical Apple devices, at least for now.
2. Apple Software Product Testing (Apple Seed)
The good news is that Apple’s software testing program is open to all.
The program is known as the Apple Seed.
Obviously, we are talking about software, so you won’t be getting any physical product.
You will be testing pre-release software products on your devices, like the software used in your iPhone.
There are a few requirements for joining the Apple Seed program.
Here are the requirements according to the company:
Complete a profile
In order to select the right people to become testers, the company needs some background info about you, your interests, and your computing environment. So you’ll have to complete your profile.
Customer Seed and Confidentiality Agreement
Since pre-release software is considered Apple confidential property, as a participant you have to view and acknowledge the agreement in order to be considered.
Based on your profile info and “the needs of the product engineering team” they will select participants. The company doesn’t guarantee that everyone who applies will be accepted.
Provide Apple with your feedback
Once you are in, you will have to provide feedback on every single product you are given to test. You’ll be asked to “complete engineering questionnaires, fill out bug reports, enhancement requests, and participate in online discussion.”
The application for Apple Product Testing
The application process is actually very easy and quick.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Step 1: Visit https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/welcome and sign up to join the Apple Seed program.
- Step 2: Sign up with your AppleID.
- Step 3: Wait to hear back from the company.
Keep in mind that signing up doesn’t mean you are in. This only gets you into the door where you MIGHT be considered for the actual testing. If they want you, they will send you an invitation.
If you are selected, you will be given more information, instruction and what to expect.
Apple Seed invitation
While researching for this post, I noticed a lot of people were asking whether or not they can do anything to increase their chances of being invited to the program.
I did some research, but it seems like there isn’t much you can do. It’s not clear how the company chooses who to invite.
That said, based on the comments and reviews I read on Apple’s official form, you MIGHT increase your chances of being invited by being an active and helpful member of the forum itself.
Beyond that, there isn’t much you can do to get invited.
Apple Beta Software Program
Now, the company has another program known as the Apple Beta Software Program.
According to the company:
“Help make the next releases of iOS, macOS, and tvOS our best yet. As a member of the Apple Beta Software Program, you can take part in shaping Apple software by test-driving pre-release versions and letting us know what you think.”
To sign up, visit https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/welcome and sign in with your ID.
Other product testing opportunities
If you are not selected, don’t worry about it. There are plenty of other companies that let you test products and keep ’em for free.
Here are a few to get you started:
- Become a shoe product tester (7 companies)
- Get free makeup as a beauty product tester (22 companies)
- Get paid to test websites
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Are you going to sign up?
Or are you already a participant of the Apple Seed program?
Let us know about your experience as an Apple product tester (especially about the kind products you got to keep for free) in the comments below.
Marcelino Rico Jr
I love apple products.I usually searched how to get it for free.But most of them are scum. And also not available the offer in my country Philippines.Please help me. If there is another way to grab my dream apple products for free.
The only way I know is through their product testing program. And yes, I’d be careful with any site that claims to give you free Apple stuff, specially high end stuff like iPad, iPhone and things like that.
I think that testing Apple products doesn’t only benefit me but for the company as well since it would show what a good company it is and how it as become better and better over the years so this would be a great opportunity to test Apple products
I like the products keep them coming.
I would really love to become an iPhone tester. Love it products
I think I would be a great product tester. Reasons why are because 1., I am really great when it comes to electronics, if you need help fixing something call me. 2., I have 3 apple products and I would like more. And 3., I have dreamed of being an Apple product tester for as long as I can remember.
I did this as a joke because I’m a dumbass… I’m scared now because I don’t want the phone and I don’t know if they actually send it😭
L. K Borchardt
Isn’t it true that once you are accepted in either program there is a confidentiality commitment? I know someone that manipulates research and tells everyone about it and this makes me Leary of any reviews much less prior to an item hitting the market.
Never had a iwacth would love to test one
Love it when do I start product testing!
Wow maybe I actually stumbled across the right site for apple product testing that would be divine. When do we start?
I would like to become.an apple tester🥺🙏🏼🙏🏼
i have no apple but i really love to be apple tester.i hope and pray to heve 1.
No Lie, I Used to Be an Apple Product Hater, and I didn’t even know why, until now. For a person like myself, whose not into being a follower but a leader, I let the Ignorant Apple Product Hating Masses get into my thought processing when it came to me purchasing my own Electronics. Well I broke free, and started doing my own Research, and there’s a reason why Apple Products hold such Great Value overtime like Currency, & it’s bec they’re Quality/ Craftsmanship/ Customer Services&Care is Above & Beyond Top-Notch. Which is why I now own a Black Graphite 12 ProMax, & my next Purchase will be the AirPodsPro aa soon as I’m able to afford em. & Then the Watch, and so on and so forth of whichever I can afford when time comes. Until eventually I’m a Full Fledged Apple Products Only Consumer. If you knew me, you’d think I was going insane with what I’m saying, but I don’t have time to BS anybody. I’m tired of throwing away $300 Dollar phones away every year bec they hold no value when I want to trade-in for a new Model. If anything, I’m actually Saving Money by finally coming over to the Apple Family.
Brian Jackson from San Diego CA
Does anyone know anything about fame-house?I recent got a mail that I was selected to be a product tester but would have to pay 0.09$
Anything that is asking you for a payment up front sounds like a scam. Especially if they reached out to you via a random email.
i would love to take this opportunity