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Apple launches new open source website for developers

Apple Open Source
Apple Open Source (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has launched a new open source website.
  • The website is a place for developers to learn about Apple's open source projects and releases.

Apple has released the new "Apple Open Source" website.

The website, which is available to everyone, is a place for developers to discover and work on open source projects that Apple also contributes to. It also makes the open source code for its operating system available to download from GitHub for developers.

Open source software is at the heart of Apple platforms and developer tools. Apple works with developers around the world to create, contribute, and release open source code.

Some of the open source Projects (opens in new tab) featured on the website are Swift, Apple's "general-purpose programming language built using a modern approach to safety, performance, and software design patterns." It also features WebKit, FoundationDB, ResearchKit, CareKit, and Password Manager Resources.

Developers can also check out the Releases (opens in new tab) page for access for the open source code for its operating systems.

Developers can head over to the Apple Open Source (opens in new tab) website now.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

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.