Xcode for Brick iOS

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by B D Littlewood, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. B D Littlewood, Dec 31, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2012
    I'm completely new to iOS development and have just bought a second hand Mac for the work I have in mind. As advised by the literature I've been reading, I've registered with Apple as a designer and went to download Xcode, SDK etc. The App Store came back with the message that my operating system is unsuitable. I appear to have Brick on my machine. Please can someone tell me what version of Xcode I should get? And what version of SDK do I need? Or would I be able to upgrade the operating system to suit current Xcode? Or is none of this possible and I have wasted all my money? ..... Ooh I hope not!

    Many thanks,


    I have discovered that my operating system is not Brick (that appears to be the name of the start-up disk! - silly me) it is OSX 10.6.8 AKA Snow Leopard. Apart from that, the question is the same as above. Can someone help please?

  2. macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2011
    United Kingdom
    As far as I'm aware the current SDK and Xcode require at least OS X Lion or above, so you will have to upgrade to either 10.7 or 10.8 to use the App Store version of the tools
  3. macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    Latest releases:

    Xcode 4.2:

    Supports Mac OS X 10.6, iOS 5.x, 4.x (and maybe 3.x).

    Does *not* support iOS 6, the iPhone 5's resolution, or the Retina iPad (3/4)'s resolution.

    Xcode 4.5:

    Supports Mac OS X 10.7/10.8, iOS 4.3, 5.x, 6.0.x

    Does *not* support anything below iOS 4.3.

    Xcode 4.2 was available for a brief period of time for $4.99 on the Mac App store. If you did *not* buy it then, your only option now to get it from Apple is to pay the $99 developer fee.

    I did pay for it, so when I load the Mac App Store, it lists "Xcode" (the current version) and "Xcode for Snow Leopard".
    Then again, I also pay the $99 developer fee, so 4.2 for Snow Leopard is listed along with a lot of other builds of Xcode to download.

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