Developers with Apple’s Developer Transition Kit have begun receiving emails from Apple that the machines be returned by March 31.

For the uninitiated, these DTKs were sent out by Apple in June ahead of the M1 Macs’ release to get developers onboard the new architecture.

This kit is powered by the A12Z chip and features 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.

In the email, Apple says:

Thanks again for participating in the Universal Quick Start Program and committing to building great apps for Mac. We’re following up with shipping instructions to return the Developer Transition Kit (DTK) that was loaned to you as part of the program. Please take a moment to review these details and ship all DTKs back to us by March 31, 2021.

As we mentioned in our last email, upon confirmed return of the DTK, you’ll receive a credit for 500USD in the form of a one-time use promo code valid until the end of 2021. You can use it toward the purchase of a new ‌M1‌ Mac or other Apple products ordered through the Apple Store Online.

Apple is also offering a complete refund on the $500 kit now, unlike earlier where $200 was the cap, but outcry be developers prompted the iPhone-maker to change its stance.

The refund amount which can be used towards new Apple products, was also set to expire at end of May this year, but that time has now been extended to end of this year.

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