Apple WWDC 2021 is currently underway and Apple has announced some great new and much awaited features coming to the iPad and Swift Playgrounds in the new version. It will allow developers to publish and develop apps from the iPad itself.

Apple’s Swift Playgrounds was originally released back in 2014 on Mac, and it became available on the iPad back in 2016. The application always focused on allowing people to get started at coding and provide guides, and teach people to code in a new, efficient way.

Today’s news means that students and developers can now create and submit iPhone and iPad applications from the iPad itself. The developed application can also directly be published on to the App Store, straight from the iPad. This required users to own a Mac device previously.

Swift Playground on the iPad
Swift Playground on the iPad

This new feature is a significant one for the iPad and the developer community. It makes developing and publishing applications much easier than ever before. Any and all Swift packages can be edited in Swift Playgrounds for iPad, as well as within Xcode on Mac.

Don’t forget to check out our coverage of the Worldwide Developers Conference as we summarise all of the features and news that are coming to the Apple ecosystem. Are you excited about the Swift Playground 4 changes? Let us know in the comments.

Roland is a technology enthusiast and software engineer based in United Kingdom. He is also a content creator and writer, and is best known under the name “Techusiast”.

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