What’s New

Updates for iOS, watchOS, Apple Pay, SiriKit, and Business Chat

This update to the Human Interface Guidelines includes the following changes:

Introducing Apple Design Resources for macOS

The Apple Design Resources now includes a full set of the most essential AppKit UI elements for designing macOS apps in Sketch or Photoshop:

Windows and Views

  • Alerts
  • Boxes
  • Dialogs
  • Panels
  • Popovers
  • Scroll Views
  • Sheets
  • Sidebars
  • Tab Views
  • Table Views
  • Toolbars


  • Menu Bar and Menus
  • Contextual Menu


  • Checkboxes
  • Disclosure Controls
  • Help Buttons
  • Pop-Up Buttons
  • Pull-Down Buttons
  • Push Buttons
  • Radio Buttons
  • Scope Buttons
  • Round Buttons

Fields and Labels

  • Combo Boxes
  • Labels
  • Search Fields
  • Text Fields
  • Token Fields


  • Color Wells
  • Date Pickers
  • Segmented Controls
  • Sliders
  • Steppers


  • Progress Indicators

Touch Bar

  • Buttons
  • Candidate Lists
  • Character and Color Pickers
  • Collapsed Popovers
  • Popovers
  • Fixed and Free Scrubbers
  • Segmented Controls
  • Sliders


  • Notification Banners
  • Cursors

Adobe XD Design Resources Updated for iOS 12 and iPad

The Adobe XD version of the iOS Design Resources has been updated for iOS 12 and now includes new iPad UI elements and templates such as 1:1 split view, action sheet, activity view controller (share sheet), form sheet, index bars, keyboards, master-detail views, multitasking 2:1 split view, navigation bars, notifications, page sheet, popover, popovers, progress bar, single app landscape, slide over, sliders, status bars, tab bars, table view cells, text field, and toolbars