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.


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


Learn about Metal with video presentations and tutorials.


Xcode 6

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


Developer Forums

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