Apple Releases XCode 4

Apple has released the latest version of their developers tool, XCode 4 on their developers website (  Apple is no longer requiring that developers using the program have a developers membership to use XCode.  It is even available from download from the Mac App Store for $4.99.

The new version has a number of new features in it including:

  • Single Window
  • Apple LLVM Compiler 2.0
  • New Debugger
  • Interface Builder is Built-in
  • Fix-it and Live Issues
  • Instruments for Xcode 4
  • Assistant
  • Version Editor

According to Apple’s website, it is designed to be up to three times faster, 2.5 times more efficient and more helpful, however, you will have to have at least Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.x) on your machine to use the program.

You can download XCode 4 for free from the Apple Developers site at:

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A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.