iOS Q & A


Do I need to know Objective-C to learn Swift?

No, you do not need to know Objective-C to learn Swift. While Objective-C has been the primary language used for iOS development in the past, Swift has rapidly gained popularity since its introduction in 2014. Swift was designed by Apple as a modern and approachable programming language specifically for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS development.


Swift offers a clean and concise syntax that is easier to read and write compared to Objective-C. It also introduces modern language features such as optionals, generics, and type inference, which make it more expressive and safer than Objective-C. Additionally, Swift includes Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) for memory management, which automatically manages memory allocation and deallocation, simplifying memory management for developers.


Many developers have successfully transitioned to Swift without prior knowledge of Objective-C and have found it to be a rewarding and enjoyable language to work with. There are plenty of resources available for learning Swift, including official documentation, tutorials, online courses, and books. Apple also provides extensive documentation and resources for Swift development, making it easy for developers to get started and build their proficiency in the language.

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