Apple has released Xcode 14.3 for developers, which includes the latest SDKs for iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, tvOS 16.4, watchOS 9.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3, Developer reports.
Xcode enables developers to create apps for Apple platforms such as iOS, macOS and watchOS. This update allows developers to create apps that are fully compatible with Apple’s latest operating systems.
Apple recently warned that as of April 25, 2023, developers will need to use Xcode 14.1 or later to create and submit their apps to the App Store. Apple also recommends that developers update their apps to take advantage of the latest features available in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.
There are new features in iOS 16.4, including dozens of new emojis, web app notifications, voice isolation for cellular calls, improved VoiceOver support, optimizations for the “Crash Detection” feature to prevent fake calls to emergency services, and 5G Standalone support.
Previously released features as part of iOS 16 include Live Activities – allowing users to be informed of real-time updates in your app, directly from the lock screen or Dynamic Island – App Intents, as well as improvements to MapKit, ARKit, Core ML and more.
New productivity features have been introduced in iPadOS 16 that enable more immersive collaboration experiences and intuitive apps, as well as powerful professional workflows on iPad. Developers can incorporate desktop-level features into their iPad apps, including an editor-style navigation bar, enhanced text editing menus, and support for external displays. Metal 3 also delivers powerful capabilities that allow games and professional applications to fully leverage the potential of Apple’s silicon.
WatchOS 9 offers new communication capabilities for smartwatch apps, including the ability to deliver timely information through rich complications to more Apple Watch faces, app content sharing, the ability to make VoIP calls directly from Apple Watch, and more. Additionally, the simplified structure of watchOS apps makes project management easier than ever.