Apple today announced Xcode, a set of powerful developer tools for creating applications on Mac OS X. “Xcode brings innovation back to the developer tools market by combining a high performance UNIX-based development environment, a breakthrough user interface and powerful performance technologies including Fix and Continue, Zero Link and Distributed Build. Xcode delivers performance improvements that are five times faster than Apple’s previous generation developer tools, delivering significantly faster turn around times for developers creating applications for Mac OS X.” Xcode will be available in English and Japanese worldwide on September 15, 2003.