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New design resources will help developers make apps for iOS 17, visionOS, and macOS Sonoma

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On Monday, Apple updated its design resource database with new resources for visionOS, iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, watchOS 10, and more.

The new UI design resources are meant to help developers speed up the app creation and design processes. Each operating system now has new design templates as well as Sketch libraries.

The assets for iOS, visionOS, watchOS, and macOS are designed for use in Sketch, with a select few — such as visionOS and iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 having templates available in Sigma as well.

Apple has also updated its Human Interface Guidelines which provides guidance and best practices when designing experiences for Apple platforms.

This includes helpful tips for creating engaging and user-friendly visionOS apps. It explains how developers should approach app design regarding spacial layouts, field of view, and immersive experiences.

Some of the new symbols available in SF Symbols
Some of the new symbols available in SF Symbols

Additionally, Apple has added in 700 new symbols to SF Symbols, a library of iconography designed to integrate seamlessly with San Francisco, the system font for Apple platforms.

New symbols include automotive indicators, game controller buttons, additional weather conditions, currencies, and more. New symbols are available in apps running iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, tvOS 17, and watchOS 10.

Apple notes that the symbols come in nine weights and three scales and automatically align with text.

Lastly, Apple's San Francisco typeface has been updated with new extensions, including Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, and Hebrew.