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What’s new in SwiftUI for iOS 18

What’s new in SwiftUI for iOS 18

This is another good year for SwiftUI, with another batch of scrollview improvements, some welcome macOS features, remarkable control over text rendering, and more – the team at Apple have a lot to be proud of, and many developers will breathe a sigh of relief as API such as fine-grained subview control is now public for all of us to use.

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What's new in Swift 6.0?

What's new in Swift 6.0?

2024 is Swift's 10th anniversary, and for the last five of those years we've had no major-version Swift updates – literally half of Swift's life has been 5.0 through to 5.10.

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