Xcode Image Deprecation and EOL Notice (2023)

We have deprecated the following macOS images on CircleCI and will be removing them from our platform on 7 August 2023:

  • Xcode 11.7.0
  • Xcode 13.0.0
  • Xcode 13.1.0
  • Xcode 13.2.1
  • Xcode 13.3.1

Once an image is removed, the CircleCI jobs that use that image will fail with an error. You will need to update your CircleCI config to use a newer Xcode version moving forward. See the CircleCI Testing on iOS document for the full list of Xcode versions that are available for your use.


We will be conducting brownouts for the above images on the following dates and times. If you’re interested in why we conduct brownouts, check out this blog post.

  • 19 July 2023
    • 01:00 UTC → 04:00 UTC
    • 09:00 UTC → 12:00 UTC
    • 14:00 UTC → 17:00 UTC
  • 26 July 2023
    • 02:00 UTC → 10:00 UTC
    • 14:00 UTC → 22:00 UTC
  • 2 August 2023
    • 00:00 UTC → 00:00 UTC (24 Hours)

During these times, all jobs calling these images will fail. Please update your configs as soon as possible to prevent any disruption to your pipelines.

Why are these images being deprecated?

As new Xcode images are being released, we need to balance the available capacity for CircleCI customers. By removing older images, we can ensure that we are able to continue releasing new images quickly and easily, including beta images.

Details on how we manage and maintain our Xcode images can be found here: Xcode Image Policy.