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Application Development with Swift

By : Hossam Ghareeb
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Application Development with Swift

By: Hossam Ghareeb

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)

What is Metal?


Metal is a new framework specified for GPU-accelerated advanced 3D graphics. Apple first introduced Metal in iOS 8. To work with Metal, you need a physical device as it's not supported yet in iOS simulator. The physical device must also have an Apple A7 or A8 processor or higher (at the moment there is no higher processor, but I have included it just in case Apple introduces A9 while you are reading this chapter). This means that you need an iPhone 5s or higher or an iPad Air or Mini (second generation) to run Metal.