Sketchnotes show what’s new in iOS 11 and other Apple platforms

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Apple WWDC 2017 Platforms State of the Union sketchnotes
Apple's WWDC 2017 Platforms State of the Union session gets boiled down to its bare essentials in these sketchnotes.
Photo: Andy McNally/Cult of Mac

The WWDC 2017 Platforms State of the Union, during which Apple laid out what’s new for developers, brimmed with updates. The session at Apple’s annual developer conference focused on fundamentals of and refinements to iOS 11, Swift and Xcode, delivering vital details for coders.

Relive the session’s highlights with these sketchnotes, which should give Apple developers and Apple users alike much to be excited about.

Swift Playgrounds 2, iOS 11 and Xcode 9

Swift Playgrounds is an amazing tool for teaching kids of all ages how to program. In the new version of Playgrounds, kids can interact with robots, drones and other devices via Bluetooth.

Apple says iOS 11 is the biggest iPad release ever. It turns the tablet into a serious productivity tool thanks to a new Dock, file-management tools, better multitasking and a nifty drag-and-drop feature.

The improved source code editor in Xcode 9 empowers developers to create amazing apps.

Swift 4, wireless development, and drag and drop

Apple WWDC 17 Platform State of the Union sketchnotes
Andy McNally/ Cult of Mac
Photo: Andy McNally/Cult of Mac

Developers can work faster than ever with Swift 4’s new faster build times, GitHub integration and wireless development.

Adobe demonstrated iOS 11’s new drag-and-drop feature, with seamless integration in the company’s Adobe Creative Cloud mobile apps. Developers will also be excited about announcements on machine learning and VR editing.