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Apple has recently released iOS 16.4 and other software updates to the public, which come with new features to the company’s operating systems. In addition, the tech giant is also rolling out Xcode 14.3 to developers, which will enable them to work with the latest SDKs.
For those unfamiliar, Xcode is the tool that developers use to create apps for Apple platforms like iOS, macOS, and watchOS. The latest version of Xcode includes the SDKs for iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, tvOS 16.4, watchOS 9.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3. With this SDK, developers can make their apps fully compatible with these versions of the operating systems.
The update to iOS 16.4 brings several new features to the table. It includes dozens of new emojis, notifications for web apps, Voice Isolation for cellular calls, improved VoiceOver support, optimizations in the Crash Detection feature, and support for 5G Standalone. These updates will provide users with a more advanced and streamlined experience on their Apple devices.
Furthermore, Apple has announced that starting April 25, developers will be required to use Xcode 14.1 or later to build and submit their apps to the App Store. This new rule applies to both new apps and updates for apps already available in the store. Therefore, it is essential that developers update their apps to take advantage of the latest features available with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.
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For those who still have Xcode 14.3 beta installed, Apple recommends downloading today’s official release. Additionally, the tech company “highly recommends” developers to update their apps to make use of the latest features available on iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.
The latest version of Xcode 14 is available for free on the Mac App Store, and it requires a Mac running macOS Monterey 12.5 or later. Developers can also download the latest version of Xcode from the Apple Developer website.