Metal for Developers

Metal provides the lowest-overhead access to the GPU, enabling you to maximize the graphics and compute potential of your iOS 8 app. With a streamlined API, precompiled shaders, and support for efficient multi-threading, Metal can take your game or graphics app to the next level of performance and capability.

Documentation

Sample Code

Games on the App Store

Check out the latest collection of cutting-edge iOS 8 games that take advantage of Metal. View on the App Store

Videos

Learn about Metal with video presentations and tutorials.

Xcode

Xcode 6

Install the latest release version of the Xcode developer tools to start working with Metal. Download Xcode 6

Forums

Developer Forums

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