What you need to know
- Apple kicked off WWDC 2022 earlier today.
- The company announced a slew of new developer tools.
- Xcode Cloud, Metal 3, and WeatherKit are some of the latest tools available to developers.
Earlier today, Apple kicked off WWDC 2022 by announcing the latest versions of all of the company's software as well as unveiling the new MacBook Air with M2 processor.
While that's exciting for everyone, the company also announced (opens in new tab) some major upgrades to its tools, technologies, and APIs for developers. Xcode Cloud is now available to everyone in the Apple Developer Program and Xcode 14 has received some notable improvements. The company also announced Metal 3, WeatherKit, and Widgets on the Lock Screen.
Apple has also brought some upgrades to Swift and SwiftUI as well as new APIs for Live Text, Passkeys, Room Plan, and Live Activities. Apple has also improved the SKAdNetwork API to help provide more data to advertisers while still ensuring user privacy.
Developers can learn more about all of the new APIs and tools this entire week. In addition to those who were able to attend the conference in person, the company is bringing the entire event online for free so that anyone can tune in and learn.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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