Swift 2 Apps in the App Store

Swift 2 is ready for the world. You can now submit your apps that take advantage of the latest features in Swift 2 that make code more readable and powerful, including guard, the new error handling model, and availability controls.

Make sure to build your apps with Xcode 7 and test with the GM seed of OS X El Capitan, and the final versions of iOS 9 and watchOS 2.

Xcode 7 and OS X El Capitan

OS X El Capitan requires Xcode 7, which includes Swift 2, native support for System Integrity Protection (SIP), app thinning, as well as the latest SDKs. When running Xcode 7 you may notice a number of syntactical changes need to be applied to your Swift 1.2 code. To help in your migration to Swift 2, Xcode 7 includes a helpful tool to re-write older Swift code for you. Just select the menu item Edit > Convert > To Latest Swift Syntax and Xcode will migrate your code to the latest Swift API and syntax.

If your code is in the late stages of development and you must stay on Xcode 6 for a little while, you will need to continue to use OS X Yosemite as your development OS. The combination of OS X El Capitan and Xcode 6 is not supported for App Store submission due to significant changes in the underlying architecture. If you need to install OS X Yosemite on another partition or external hard drive, you can download OS X Yosemite from the App Store and follow these instructions to install it. Also note that Xcode 7 is supported on both OS X El Capitan and Yosemite.

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