For those worried, it’s not like I’m jumping the ship, but more like grabbing another opportunity and expanding to the new devices. After I’ve paid $99 to the “empire of evil”, I’ve got a nice formatted e-mail, saying: “To complete your purchase and access your Apple Developer Program benefits, please click on the activation code below.”
Clicked on the link and there’s another message, telling me they have some problem and I should contact support. Support sent me another message, which says “We have reviewed your documentation and have removed the hold on your Program activation. At this time, we ask that you please refer to the original activation code email that you received and click through the link once again.”
Well, “If at fist you don’t succeed, try, try again!”. Plenty of fun and games and for only $99.