Earlier today Apple released the sixth developer preview of OS X Yosemite, along with a new beta version of its Xcode developer tool. However, after users found that the new Xcode beta was unusable, Apple pulled it from the developer website.
So Apple just removed the Xcode b6 from the dev center. Glad to know that I was not the only one with a broken version.—
Álvaro Franco (@alvarofr_) August 18, 2014
It seems the issues have now been rectified, as the beta is once again available on Apple’s developer site with a version number indicating that it is two builds newer than the one released this morning.
So, Xcode 6 beta 6 is out (again). Now labeled as build 6A280e instead of the previous 6A280c. (cc: @markgurman)—
Adam I (@iAdam1n) August 19, 2014
The Xcode beta includes development tools for Mac and iOS, including Apple’s new Swift programming language which was debuted at WWDC earlier this year. In a rare move for the company, Apple has released the beta version of Xcode 6 to anyone who wants it, regardless of whether they have a paid developer account or not.
You can grab the Xcode beta from Apple’s website.