Apple now allows developers to subscribe for more compute hours on Xcode Cloud

This year, Apple made Xcode Cloud available to all developers after more than a year in private beta. Now, after already expanding access to the platform, Apple is allowing developers to log in for more compute hours on Xcode Cloud if they need it.

For those unfamiliar, Xcode Cloud is a platform that allows developers to speed up the development process by running automated tests and other tasks in the cloud. The platform was first announced at WWDC 2021, and in its first year only guest developers could subscribe to Xcode Cloud.

New plans available for developers

At WWDC 2022, Apple expanded access to Xcode Cloud for all developers, but only for the free plan which offers 25 hours of compute per month. Starting today, developers can upgrade their subscription to plans with more compute hours.

Xcode Cloud, the continuous integration and delivery service built into Xcode, accelerates the development and delivery of high-quality applications. Get started by setting up a workflow in Xcode and receive 25 compute hours per month at no charge until the end of 2023. And now account holders can subscribe for more compute hours in the Apple app Developer.

There are three different paid plans. The former offers 100 hours of computing for $49.99 per month. A second plan offers 250 compute hours for $99.99 per month, while the most expensive plan offers 1,000 compute hours for $399.99 per month.

According to Apple, developers can switch between plans at any time. The company also notes that the free plan is a limited offer for developers who are members of the Apple Developer Program. Starting in 2024, the 25-hour compute plan will cost $14.99 per month.

More details about Xcode Cloud can be found on the Apple Developer website.

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