Xcode 4.1 for OS X Lion Released as Free Download on Mac App Store

Jul 20, 2011 - 7 Comments

XCode 4.1 is a free download on the Mac App Store

The final version of Xcode 4.1 has been released as a free download to everyone via the Mac App Store. Mostly for developers, Xcode is the Mac OS X-only development environment for creating OS X and iOS apps, but the package also includes various useful command line tools, and even an iOS hardware simulator, making it a worthwhile download for power users as well as developers.

Before you get the latest version of Xcode though, you will need to download Mac OS X Lion and complete that installation.

Get XCode 4.1 free from the Mac App Store

Here are the key changes for XCode 4.1 with Lion support, via the App Store page:

What’s new in Xcode 4.1 for OS X Lion
– Includes SDKs for OS X Lion and iOS 4.3
– Interface Builder support for Auto Layout and new Aqua controls such as NSPopover
– Full screen support in workspace, project, and organizer windows
– Project modernization to identify and resolve out of date build settings
– Behaviors can be customized and assigned to unique key bindings
– Source control enhancements to pushing, pulling, and management of remote servers
– Assistant editor support for display of generated assembly and preprocessed output
– Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

Prior to this release, Xcode cost $4.99 to download.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in Development, Mac OS X, News

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  1. Diogenesis says:

    Free again, at last!

    If you have ANY interest in installing unix ports, MacPorts, Homebrew, etc, you have to get Xcode too so that you can get gcc.

  2. suomirokr says:

    Today it feels like christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. edwald says:

    What about those of us who have Xcode for iOS5-beta-3 installed? Is this version iOS5-compatible?

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