Apple has finally released Xcode 4. The update is free for registered iOS and Mac developer programs. However, in a new move for Apple, Xcode 4 will be made available for anyone who wants it, via the Mac App Store, for $4.99 Here’s Apple’s statement: code 4 is the new version of Apple’s powerful integrated […]
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Xcode 4 Now Available for Registered Developers, $4.99 For Everyone Else on the Mac App Store

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Apple has finally released Xcode 4. The update is free for registered iOS and Mac developer programs. However, in a new move for Apple, Xcode 4 will be made available for anyone who wants it, via the Mac App Store, for $4.99
Here’s Apple’s statement:

code 4 is the new version of Apple’s powerful integrated development environment for creating great apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Xcode 4 includes the Xcode IDE, Instruments, iOS Simulator, and the latest Mac OS X and iOS SDKs.

Xcode 4 has a streamlined new interface that integrates UI design, coding, testing, and debugging, all within a single window. The embedded Apple LLVM compiler underlines coding mistakes as you type, and is even smart enough to fix the problems for you automatically.

Finally! Apple first gave an NDA-covered preview release of Xcode 4 to developers last summer at WWDC. Little else was heard regarding the update in the meantime. We did hear several rumors suggesting that a UI overhaul, which appears to be true. The most recent tidbit we heard was in fact just last week, with Apple seeding a Gold master of Xcode 4 alongside the gold master of iOS 4.3 to developers.

Anyway, you can buy a copy for yourself here.

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