Apple reportedly expanding its Xcode Cloud beta program in the coming weeks

Apple Macbook Pro 16 Inch Xcode
Apple Macbook Pro 16 Inch Xcode (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple says it will expand the Xcode Cloud beta program in the coming weeks.
  • Developers have begun to receive emails that suggest the program could expand through February.
  • Xcode Cloud allows developers to run development workflows on Apple's servers.

Apple looks set to expand its Xcode Cloud beta program to give access to more developers over the coming weeks according to an email sent to those who have already registered to take part.

In an email seen by 9to5Mac developers are told that the current Xcode Cloud beta is "going strong with over 10,000 developer teams enabled" with more likely to come online in the next few weeks. Based on that timeline we can expect to hear something in February.

While no official release date has been given for when we can expect Xcode Cloud to be made available to all, Apple did say that we can expect that to happen at some point later this year.

Thank you for participating in the Xcode Cloud beta, which is going strong with over 10,000 developer teams enabled. Developer feedback is proving incredibly valuable in helping us refine the product.The beta program will continue to expand over the coming weeks, and Xcode Cloud is on track to be generally available to developers >this year. We'll share more information closer to general availability.

Apple's Xcode Cloud was announced during WWDC 2021 in June of last year and allows developers to run development workflows on Apple's servers — theoretically offering more speedy performance and allowing developers to work on less powerful Macs. While the best iPhone development experience might be on those lovely M1 Max MacBook Pro notebooks, we can't all own one, unfortunately!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.