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Submission + - Apple's XCode IDE Is No Longer Free ( 1

GlobalEcho writes: Apple has historically made its development tools available free to anyone willing to register on their website and wait for a 1GB download. Starting with XCode 4, the software will cost $4.99 for anyone not already a paid member of their Registered Developer program ($99/year). The new version will now come as an App Store download.
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Apple's XCode IDE Is No Longer Free

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  • From reading various reviews (, I would guess that XCode 4 is a beta that non-registered developers can pay for the privilege of accessing.

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