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iOS Swift Basics (retired) Variables and Constants Xcode

My mac is version 10.9.5. when i try to download the Xcode from the app store it requires to have version 10.10 or later

is it possible to download the Xcode in my mac being version 10.9.5?

1 Answer


If you're attempting to use the latest version of Xcode, it does in fact require Yosemite (10.10.x). If you have a developer account, you can download an older version of XCode, but it's more recommended to upgrade to Yosemite since it's free.

Is your Mac unable to upgrade to Yosemite because of its hardware requirements?

thanks for the quick reply! I didn't try to upgrade to Yosemite. ist it necessary for this matter

Because of the inability to publish apps using older versions of XCode after certain dates, and the current one providing sensible backwards compatibility that's reflective of what can be released in the Apple store today, there's essentially little reason for the continual use of older versions of XCode by developers planning to release apps on the Apple Store.