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– Project modernization to identify and resolve out of date build settings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, News


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  5. edwald says:

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

  6. suomirokr says:

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

  7. 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.

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