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Apple published iOS 16.4 and other software upgrades to the public earlier this week, adding new features to the company’s operating systems. Apple is now distributing Xcode 14.3 to developers, enabling them to work with the company’s most recent SDKs.
Xcode is the tool used by developers to build applications for Apple systems such as iOS, macOS, and watchOS. SDKs for iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, tvOS 16.4, watchOS 9.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3 are included in Xcode 14.3. Developers can use this SDK to make their applications completely compatible with these operating system versions.
When it comes to iOS 16.4, the upgrade includes scores of new emoji, alerts for online applications, Voice Isolation for cellular conversations, enhanced VoiceOver support, Crash Detection feature improvements, and support for 5G Standalone.
It’s worth mentioning that Apple recently confirmed that beginning April 25, developers will be needed to create and upload their apps to the App Store using Xcode 14.1 or later. The new regulation applies to both new apps and updates to existing apps in the shop.
Developers who have the Xcode 14.3 beta loaded should upgrade to today’s final version. Apple also “strongly advises” developers to update their applications to take benefit of the newest iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 features.
iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS apps uploaded to the App Store after April 25, 2023 must be created with Xcode 14.1 or later. The Mac App Store now has the newest version of Xcode 14, which contains the latest SDKs for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and watchOS 9.
Xcode 14 is available for free on the Mac App Store. It is necessary to have a Mac operating macOS Monterey 12.5 or higher.