Core ML and Create ML
Core ML 3 supports the acceleration of more types of advanced, real-time machine learning models. With over 100 model layers now supported with Core ML, apps can use state-of-the-art models to deliver experiences that deeply understand vision, natural language and speech like never before. And for the first time, developers can update machine learning models on-device using model personalization. This cutting-edge technique gives developers the opportunity to provide personalized features without compromising user privacy. With Create ML, a dedicated app for machine learning development, developers can build machine learning models without writing code. Multiple-model training with different datasets can be used with new types of models like object detection, activity and sound classification.
With the introduction of watchOS 6 and the App Store® on Apple Watch, developers can now build and design apps for Apple Watch that can work completely independently, even without an iPhone.
Developers can also take advantage of the Apple Neural Engine on Apple Watch Series 4 using Core ML. Incorporating Core ML-trained models into their apps and on-device interpretation of inputs gives users access to more intelligent apps. A new streaming audio API means users can stream from their favorite third-party media apps with just their Apple Watch. An extended runtime API gives apps additional time to accomplish tasks on Apple Watch while the app is still in the foreground, even if the screen turns off, including access to allowed sensors that measure heart rate, location and motion.
Fast, Easy and Private Sign In Using Apple ID
Sign In with Apple makes it easy for users to sign in to apps and websites using their existing Apple ID. Instead of filling out forms, verifying email addresses or choosing passwords, users simply use their Apple ID to set up an account and start using an app right away, improving the user’s time to engagement. All accounts are protected with two-factor authentication, making Sign In with Apple a great way for developers to improve the security of their app. It also includes a new anti-fraud feature to give developers confidence that the new users are real people and not bots or farmed accounts. A new privacy-focused email relay service eliminates the need for users to disclose their personal email address, but still allows them to receive important messages from the app developer. And since Apple does not track users’ app activity or create a profile of app usage, information about the developer’s business and their users remains with the developer.
Other Developer Features
- PencilKit makes it easy for developers to add Apple Pencil support to their apps and includes the redesigned tool palette.
- SiriKit™ adds support for third-party audio apps, including music, podcasts and audiobooks, so developers can now integrate Siri directly into their iOS, iPadOS and watchOS apps, giving users the ability to control their audio with a simple voice command.
- MapKit now provides developers a number of new features such as vector overlays, point-of-interest filtering, camera zoom and pan limits, and support for Dark Mode.
- In addition to language enhancements targeted at SwiftUI, Swift 5.1 adds Module Stability — the critical foundation for building binary-compatible frameworks in Swift.
- Powerful new Metal® Device families facilitate code sharing between multiple GPU types on all Apple platforms, while support for the iOS Simulator makes it simple to build Metal apps for iOS and iPadOS.
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