Xcode 4.6 Update Adds New OS X and iOS SDKs, Performance Fixes

Xcode 4.6

Apple has released an update to Xcode, the company's suite of development tools for iOS and OS X. The update, version 4.6, adds SDKs for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and iOS 6.1, as well as improvements to code completion heuristics, compiler warnings, and other bug fixes.

What’s New in Version 4.6

  • Includes SDKs for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and iOS 6.1.
  • Code completion heuristics are more accurate, and use an optimized default data set.
  • New compiler warnings help identify potential bugs when using ARC and weak references.
  • C++11 support for ‘user defined literals’ and ‘unrestricted unions’ features.
  • Debugger can inspect elements within NSArray or NSDictionary objects.
  • Analyze now performs deeper cross-function static analysis of Objective-C and C++ code.
  • The number of indexing passes is reduced due to improved dependency checking.
  • Additional bug fixes and stability improvements.

Xcode is provided free to developers via the Mac App Store. Version 4.6 weighs in at 1.54 GB and is available now.