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Discover the latest additions and updates to design guidance. Explore inspirational designs, videos, articles, and resources.

November 3, 2022
Widgets Added guidance for widgets on the iPhone Lock Screen and updated design comprehensives for iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Apple Pencil and Scribble Added guidelines for using hover to enhance your app.
Live Activities Updated artwork and specifications.
In-app purchase Added a guideline for displaying the total billing price for every in-app purchase item and consolidated guidance into one page.
October 6, 2022
Design kit Updated design kit for watchOS.
September 23, 2022
Live Activities New page.
Charting data New page.
Charts New page.
Maps Added guidelines for presenting custom information, refined best practices, and consolidated guidance into one page.
Gauges New page.
Rating indicators New page.
Always On Expanded guidance to cover the Always On display on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
September 19, 2022
Design kits Updated design kits for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura.
September 17, 2022
Behind the Design: Rebel Girls Behind the Design: Rebel Girls
September 14, 2022
Collaboration and sharing New page.
Designing for tvOS Refined best practices for multiuser support.
App icons Added specifications for Apple Watch Ultra.
Images Added specifications for Apple Watch Ultra.
Layout Added specifications for iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14, and Apple Watch Ultra.
SF Symbols Added a new section on variable color. Removed instructions on creating custom symbol paths, exporting templates, and layering paths, deferring to developer articles that cover these topics.
Context menus Refined guidance on including a submenu and added a guideline on using a context menu to support object creation in an iPadOS app.
Edit menus Added guidance on supporting both edit-menu styles in iPadOS.
Menus Added guidelines for using the small, medium, and large menu layouts in iPadOS.
Pop-up buttons Added a guideline on using a pop-up button in a popover or modal view in iPadOS.
Pull-down buttons Refined guidance on designing a useful menu length.
Complications Added specifications for Apple Watch Ultra.
Action button New page.
Sign in with Apple Refined guidance on supporting existing accounts, helping people set up a new account, and indicating the current sign-in status. Consolidated guidance into one page.
Tap to Pay on iPhone Refined guidance on preparing Tap to Pay on iPhone and helping merchants learn how to use the feature.
Wallet Added guidelines for using Verify with Wallet, updated guidance on providing shipping status values and descriptions, and consolidated guidance into one page.
September 12, 2022
Behind the Design: Overboard! Behind the Design: Overboard!
August 29, 2022
Behind the Design: (Not Boring) Habits Behind the Design: (Not Boring) Habits
August 22, 2022
Behind the Design: Lego Star Wars: Castaways Behind the Design: Lego Star Wars: Castaways
August 15, 2022
Behind the Design: Slopes Behind the Design: Slopes
August 8, 2022
Behind the Design: Marvel Future Revolution Behind the Design: Marvel Future Revolution
August 1, 2022
Behind the Design: Odio Behind the Design: Odio
July 25, 2022
Behind the Design: Wylde Flowers Behind the Design: Wylde Flowers
July 18, 2022
Behind the Design: Procreate Behind the Design: Procreate
July 11, 2022
Behind the Design: A Musical Story Behind the Design: A Musical Story
July 5, 2022
Behind the Design: Halide Mark II Behind the Design: Halide Mark II
June 27, 2022
Behind the Design: Gibbon: Beyond the Trees Behind the Design: Gibbon: Beyond the Trees
June 20, 2022
Meet the prototypers Meet the prototypers
June 9, 2022
Design for Arabic, Design for Arabic · صمّم بالعربي Design for Arabic
Design for Collaboration with Messages Design for Collaboration with Messages
Explore navigation design for iOS Explore navigation design for iOS
Make a great SharePlay experience Make a great SharePlay experience
Writing for interfaces Writing for interfaces
June 8, 2022
Design an effective chart Design an effective chart
Design app experiences with charts Design app experiences with charts
Design App Shortcuts Design App Shortcuts
Meet the expanded San Francisco font family Meet the expanded San Francisco font family
What’s new in iPad app design What’s new in iPad app design
June 7, 2022
Adopt Variable Color in SF Symbols Adopt Variable Color in SF Symbols
Qualities of great AR experiences Qualities of great AR experiences
What's new in SF Symbols 4 What’s new in SF Symbols 4