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iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 474 - Sep 18th 2020

Comment Over the years, the cadence of the annual iOS release schedule has settled to become very predictable. First betas arrive in early June, then update every few weeks until the mid-September event where the iOS and Xcode GMs appear. Everyone does a final test on the GM, and a week or so later, the updates drop. It’s...

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 473 - Sep 11th 2020

Comment I wasn’t ever really excited about “Sign in with Apple”. Yes, it’s a step forward compared to the alternatives, but it’s still giving some level of control of your app’s user accounts to a third party. That makes me very nervous, both as a user and as a developer. As a result, I’ve not yet used Sign in with Apple...

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 472 - Sep 4th 2020

Comment There’s been more App Store talk this week after Apple posted news about “App Review process updates” on Monday. As far as I’m aware, this isn’t anything new. Instead, it’s the execution of the promises made at this year’s WWDC. To summarise the most significant part of the announcement, if you don’t like a guideline...

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 471 - Aug 28th 2020

Comment One thing a few people noticed in my piece about the current App Store issues, was that I didn’t even mention the option of Apple allowing other store apps or side-loading (which would lead to a proliferation of other store apps). I’ve said this many times before, and my opinion on it remains unchanged. I hope that...

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 470 - Aug 21st 2020

Comment Just six weeks ago, Sven and I launched the Swift Package Index - A site dedicated to helping you make better decisions about your dependencies. Today, we’re releasing our next major feature — comprehensive compatibility metadata for both platforms and Swift versions. At a glance, you can see what versions of Swift...

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 469 - Aug 14th 2020

Comment There’s no other way to describe what happened yesterday other than to say that Epic declared war on Apple. They pushed very specific buttons, with full knowledge of what would happen, and they carefully choreographed their video and lawsuit response for maximum impact. I had planned to write about the App Store...

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 468 - Aug 7th 2020

Comment You’ve likely seen Kane Cheshire’s post this week talking about his experiments with Process and a Swift package manifest file. If not, read that before continuing here. It’s not surprising to see that people were generally quite shocked to find out this is possible, but I think that highlights just how little we...

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 467 - Jul 31st 2020

Comment “My new project is 100% written with …” I see this phrase everywhere in the iOS/Swift community. Most recently the ellipsis is replaced by SwiftUI, but it has been many other things too. It may seem like a positive statement, but I don’t see it this way. It’s the “100%” (or sometimes “Pure”) that bothers me. I...

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 466 - Jul 24th 2020

Comment I usually write my comment for this newsletter on Wednesday or Thursday during the week, and this week was no different. Except, you’ll have to wait another week to read what I had drafted because Apple ruined my plans in the most glorious way, by releasing a set of new betas with ALL THE NEW THINGS yesterday! There’s...

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 465 - Jul 17th 2020

Comment It's been quite a quiet week in iOS development, which always happens at around this point in the beta cycle. The excitement of the new shiny things has started to fade, and everyone always goes a little quiet as they get to work, putting everything into practice. Even though it's not been as busy a week, that doesn't...

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