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Monday, July 29, 2013, 02:38 pm PT (05:38 pm ET)

Apple releases new betas for Xcode 5, OS X Server, Remote Desktop 3.7

Apple on Monday seeded the latest builds of the forthcoming Xcode 5, OS X Server, and Remote Desktop, adding to a glut of beta software released earlier today as the company works to bring its developer center systems back online from an extended downtime.

Xcode 5


Coming on the heels of Monday's release of the fourth iOS 7 beta, iTunes 11.1 with iTunes Radio, and Apple TV 5.4, Apple pushed Xcode 5 Developer Preview 4, OS X Server Preview 4, and Apple Remote Desktop 3.7 to developers.

According to people familiar with the latest Xcode 5 preview, Apple has further refined the coding tool's Simulator, Instruments, Interface Builder, and Xcode Server, as well as fixed a number of minor problems that previously caused the program to crash. As the software is not a final version, bugs still exist, though they are said to be minor.

OS X Server Preview 4 also received minor bug fixes and enhancements, though nothing substantial was reported in the accompanying release notes. Finally, Apple Remote Desktop version 3.7 saw its first beta seed with no major issues.

All beta versions are available for download from Apple's developer center.

The pre-release software versions come amid a wave of beta seeds after Apple's Dev Center was compromised by an intruder and consequently taken down two weeks ago. The downtime affected Apple's two-week release cycle for new iOS 7 beta and OS X Mavericks builds, though it appears the company is looking to return to its previous schedule.