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Xcode 4.1 Hits The App Store – And It’s Now FREE!

Xcode 4.1 Hits The App Store – And It’s Now FREE!

Apple has released a number of software updates today, and they just keep coming! Apple has just added a new version of Xcode (version 4.1) to the Mac App Store, and has just lowered the price from $5 to…FREE (Mac App Store Link)!

I imagine this is Apple’s way of really encouraging developers to begin developing apps that take full advantage of OS X Lion, but whatever the reason, I consider it to be excellent news. From the release notes:

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– Project modernization to identify and resolve out of date build settings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

You must be running OS X 10.7 Lion in order to be able to download and use the new version of Xcode (Free, Mac App Store Link)

Mac OS X Lion is a requirement to download this new version of Xcode. The new 4.1 version, however, shows up as free on older Snow Leopard machines as well. Download here.