Apple iOS Developers can now utilize Xcode 13 on MacinCloud Managed Servers with macOS Big Sur. The release of Xcode 13, accompanied with a new release of Command Line Tools, is here to amplify your developer environment. Try a Mac Server with Xcode 13 pre-installed by obtaining a Managed Server Plan to quickly get started!

Whats new?

Xcode 13 includes SDKs for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Big Sur 11.3. The Xcode 13 release supports on-device debugging for iOS 9 and later, tvOS 9 and later, and watchOS 2 and later. 

  • Xcode 13 includes native support for concurrency programming with Swift, support for continuous integration and delivery with Xcode Cloud, integrated support for Git pull requests, the ability to create and view documentation in Swift frameworks using DocC, Vim keybinding support, Swift package collections, and more. For details, see What’s Included In Xcode. 
  • You can now use cktool on the command line to interact with your CloudKit database schema and records. For a list of available commands, run man cktool or xcrun cktool --help.
  • You can now use TextureConverter on the command line to compress textures to all Metal compressed texture formats. For a list of available commands, run xcrun TextureConverter --help.
  • The Xcode 13’s XIP archive is now approximately 15% smaller for the same content. You can expand the archive using Archive Utility, or with xip on the command line. Note: Other methods of expanding the archive may produce a broken Xcode app.

System Requirements:

Xcode 13 is supported on macOS Big Sur 11.3 and later. 

External Resources:

Xcode Release Notes

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