What topics can I ask about here?

Ask Different is for users of Apple products. If you have a question about ...

  • Apple hardware
  • Apple software
  • Apple services including iTunes Connect (selling music, books, apps)
  • third-party hardware, services and software when associated for use with Apple products.

... then you're in the right place to ask your question!

However, a few exceptions to the general scope exist. Please refrain from asking about the following topics as questions with these core subjects are generally closed or deleted:

  • Pre-release, non-publicly available beta software and software granted only under an NDA
  • Obtaining or using pirated software or media (ref: legal)
  • Installing or using Apple operating systems on non-Apple hardware (and most other explicitly unlicensed use of product)
  • Code-level programming questions (cocoa, LLVM, etc…) are off-topic here. We do encourage AppleScript, Automator, and UNIX shell scripting questions as well as how to use tools like Xcode for non-language specific tasks.
  • Shopping or buying recommendations. Questions that are mainly about price/time/supply constraints are considered "shopping" questions. Instead of asking which RAM is cheapest for XYZ, ask how to research which RAM operates with a specific model so anyone can solve a particular shopping question for themselves.

Public complaints about what Apple [did|does|thinks|might do] are not helpful in a Q&A setting. If you have questions, our Ask Different Meta site is a great place to discuss the scope of your question. We do have a chat room and blog for opinion and/or editorial posts.

For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?"

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

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