Swift 2.2.1 recently released, is an interactive and fun programming language for iOS, OS X, tvOS, and watchOS. The syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift 2.2 brings new syntax, new features, and some deprecations too. Swift 2.2 includes support for Swift on Linux. The Linux port is still relatively new and in this release does not include the Swift Core Libraries (which will appear in Swift 3).
Apple has just released iOS 9.2, its second major update to iOS 9. This release comes with a long list of bug fixes and improvements on apps like Apple Music, News, Mail, Podcasts, Safari, iBooks, etc including an update that adds Arabic language support to Siri. iOS9.2 Highlights: Mail Drop – For the first time, Mail Drop can be used on iOS to send attachments up to 5GB in size. Mail Drop is a feature that was previously limited to the Mac version of the Mail app.
As promised, Apples’s Swift programming language is now officially open source, making the project available through Swift.org. As an open source language, the broad community of talented developers — from app developers to educational institutions to enterprises — can contribute to new Swift features and optimizations and help bring Swift to new computing platforms. “By making Swift open source the entire developer community can contribute to the programming language and help bring it to even more platforms,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.
tvOS 9.1 Beta 3 provides support for developing tvOS apps. It’s packaged with a complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating apps for tvOS. These tools include the Xcode IDE and the Instruments analysis tool, among many others. tvOS SDK 9.1 Beta 3 hightlights: AVKit On tvOS, AVPlayerViewController automatically resumes playback when video playback stalls. This will prevent clients from programmatically pausing playback, as a programmatic pause will appear to be a stall and playback will immediately resume.
Xcode 7.2 beta 4 recently released comes with a number of bugfix including new features which includes support for building and debugging apps for tvOS 9.1, support for building and debugging apps for tvOS 9.1. Xcode’s Crashes Organizer, now displays crash reports that originate from your tvOS apps and support for building and debugging apps for OS X El Capitan 10.11.2. Known Issues in Xcode 7.2 beta 4 – IDE Debugging Xcode’s debugger will not automatically attach to a Today extension run on an iPad Pro when the Notification tab is selected.
iOS 9.2 beta 4 recently released, provides support for developing iOS apps. It’s packaged with a complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating apps for iOS and OS X. A notable update in this release is Arabic language support with Siri for the first time. iOS 9.2 beta 4 changelog: A user updating to an iOS 9 GM build from a seed build may see duplicate dictionaries in the definition dictionary list if the user switched primary language, added secondary languages, or added new keyboards.
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The US tech giant “Apple” has just announced that its 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available to order online from Wednesday 11th November and arrive at stores later this week. According to source, you’ve only got a couple of days to wait to get your hands on it. The 12.9 inch-screen tablet, which starts at $799 but costs more than $1,000 if buyers also want a keyboard and an optional stylus, will be available in more than 40 countries, including the United States, the UK, China and Japan.
Apple Watch Sport – Now in Gold and Rose Gold Apple Watch Sport comes in two elegant new finishes (Gold and Rose Gold). There are 38mm and 42mm cases for each, paired with fluoroelastomer straps in brand-new colours. Receive and respond to notiﬁcations in an instant. Track your daily activity. Control your music using only your voice. Pay for groceries just like that. With Apple Watch, important information and essential features are always just a raise of the wrist away.
The first pre-release iOS 9.2 with Xcode 7.2 was released to developers for testing by Apple last week, alongside new Xcode 7.2 beta. This followed just a week after the public release of iOS 9.1, which saw introduction of new emoji and several fixes under-the-hood. iOS 9.2 beta and Xcode 7.2 beta are currently available for immediate download from the Apple Developer Center, and a possible public beta available in the near future.