Apple Releases Xcode 8.1 With Support for Touch Bar on New MacBook Pro

Apple has released Xcode 8.1 today, which brings support for the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar. Developers will now be able to access quick shortcuts from the Touch Bar of their new MacBooks, which will let them inspect their apps while Xcode is running and perform a lot more functions.

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Xcode 8.1 also includes Swift 3, and SDKs for iOS 10.1, watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra 10.12.1. Here is a full list of features included in the update:

– Touch Bar displays context-specific buttons when in the Xcode editor, commit sheet, navigator, and Interface Builder
– Debug button in the Control Strip lets you pause and inspect your app while Xcode is in the background
– Interface Builder button updates the frames of selected objects and their children
– Classes in Interface Builder make it easy to add Touch Bar features to your Mac apps
– Touch Bar simulator works on any Mac so you can see how your app works with the Touch Bar

Xcode 8.1 is available as a free download from the Mac App Store. To develop apps for the Touch Bar, you’ll need a Mac running Xcode 8.1 on macOS Sierra 10.12.1 or later.

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