swift.png Following yesterday's special media event, Apple has announced that its Swift programming language has hit GM status for iOS. With this latest milestone, Apple is now inviting developers to submit Swift apps to the App Store for review.

You can now submit your apps that use Swift to the App Store. Whether your app uses Swift for a small feature or a complete application, now is the time to share your app with the world. It’s your turn to excite everyone with your new creations.

Regarding Swift for OS X, Apple states the language will hit GM status for the Mac when Yosemite ships later this fall. Until that time, Apple notes that developers can keep developing Mac apps with Swift by downloading the latest beta of Xcode 6.1.

Apple adds that GM status does not mean that language is in a finalized form, as it plans to adds new features, improved performance, and refined syntax. However, Apple notes that apps embedding a version of the new Swift GM runtime will continue to run well into the future.

Top Rated Comments

Watabou Avatar
124 months ago
Personally, I've been writing a Notification Center widget (one that displays iTunes Lyrics -> pic (http://cl.ly/XSGy)) using Swift and have been absolutely loving it.

The language has already evolved a lot during the betas for the better. I wonder what's next for Swift 2.0 or when that will be released. It would be really nice if Apple starts rewriting Cocoa/UIKit using Swift too.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Watabou Avatar
124 months ago
Punctuation needs fixing up.

Swift' Programming Language Hits GM Status for iOS and OS X, GM Coming with Yosemite

That what I typed is better. The actual title is wrong cause of the incorrect punctuation.

Title is correct. Swift is not GM yet for OS X. It's GM only for iOS
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
skadd Avatar
124 months ago
Personally, I've been writing a Notification Center widget (one that displays iTunes Lyrics -> pic (http://cl.ly/XSGy)) using Swift and have been absolutely loving it.

The language has already evolved a lot during the betas for the better. I wonder what's next for Swift 2.0 or when that will be released. It would be really nice if Apple starts rewriting Cocoa/UIKit using Swift too.

Just name it Lyrical. LyricalToday gives me a bad quality impression. I don't know why. Just my 2 cents:p
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Watabou Avatar
124 months ago
So add them in. I've added / synchronized the tracks for plenty of hole in the wall songs ("less popular"? I generally have to get pretty obscure to find tracks that are missing lyrics.)
Why? I don't use Spotify, and don't plan to in the future. I just thought reading lyrics off of iTunes was a chore and the apps that did it are now basically dead (eg. Harmonic, tunestext) so I just decided to create it in Notification Center. And it scrobbles to Last.fm, so you don't have to use lastfm's horrible official app.

I'll support Spotify in the future if there's enough demand for it, I suppose. But I plan to ship this when Swift is GM for the Mac as it is now and then add the features, since this is my first app and I've never been motivated enough to put an app on the App Store. :D
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Reason077 Avatar
124 months ago
It would be really nice if Apple starts rewriting Cocoa/UIKit using Swift too.

Why? From the perspective of a Swift developer, it doesn't matter what language Cocoa/UIKit is implemented in internally.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
the8thark Avatar
124 months ago
Swift' Programming Language Hits GM Status for iOS, OS X GM Coming with Yosemite
Punctuation needs fixing up.

Swift' Programming Language Hits GM Status for iOS and OS X, GM Coming with Yosemite

That what I typed is better. The actual title is wrong cause of the incorrect punctuation.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iOS 17

10 New Things Your iPhone Can Do in Next Week's iOS 17.4 Update

Friday March 1, 2024 1:30 am PST by
Apple will this month release iOS 17.4, its biggest iPhone software update of the year so far, featuring a number of features and changes that users have been anticipating for quite a while. Below, we've listed 10 new things that your iPhone will be able to do after you've installed the update, which is projected to arrive by March 7. When the day arrives, be sure to check Settings ➝...
Apple Maps vs Google Maps Feature

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Which Is Better?

Friday March 1, 2024 7:10 am PST by
Apple Maps has been providing navigational guidance to Apple users for almost 13 and a half years now, and much has changed about the app in that time. However, according to data from Canalys, the overwhelming majority of iPhones in the U.S. still have Google Maps downloaded as an alternative to Apple Maps, which comes preinstalled on all iPhones. We want to hear from MacRumors readers. Which do...
Google maps feaure

Google Maps Finally Rolls Out Glanceable Directions

Wednesday February 28, 2024 2:07 am PST by
After more than a year since announcing the feature, Google Maps is finally rolling out glanceable directions on Android and iOS (via Android Police). The feature allows users to view turn-by-turn directions and a live ETA directly from their device's lock screen – information that was previously only visible when a phone was unlocked. Glanceable directions also work on the app's route...
apple tv plus banner

Apple TV+ Gains Over 50 Movies for a Limited Time

Friday March 1, 2024 6:29 am PST by
Apple TV+ today gained over 50 movies, adding to its back catalog of content for a limited time. The collection includes a large number of popular and classic titles. Subscribers can access the movies in a "Great Movies on Apple TV+" section in the Apple TV app. Some titles are also available in 3D. Movies in the collection include: 21 Jump Street 300 American Sniper Argo ...
iOS 18 Mock iPhone 16 Feature Gray

iOS 18 Rumored to Be Compatible With These iPhone Models

Tuesday February 27, 2024 6:31 am PST by
iOS 18 will be compatible with the iPhone XR, and thereby also the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models with the same A12 Bionic chip, according to a post on X today from a private account with a proven track record of sharing build numbers for upcoming iOS updates. The post was spotted by MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris, and it has since been deleted. However, this was likely because the...
M3 MacBook Air Feature

New MacBook Air Models Launching This March: 5 Features to Expect

Wednesday February 28, 2024 1:50 am PST by
The existing 15-inch MacBook Air arrived in June 2023, which is not that long ago in terms of Mac update cycles. However, Apple released the current 13-inch ‌MacBook Air back in June 2022. It is now the oldest Mac in Apple's current crop, having not been updated in 600 days. But rumors suggest that is unlikely to be the case for much longer. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has...
airpods pro 2 pink

Apple Releases New Beta Firmware for AirPods Pro 2

Thursday February 29, 2024 11:41 am PST by
Apple today introduced a new beta firmware update for the AirPods Pro 2, both the USB-C and Lightning versions. The new firmware is version 6E188, up from the prior 6B34 firmware released in December. Apple does not often provide details or notes on what features might be included in the refreshed firmware, so it is unclear what's new. Note that this software is limited to developers at the...