What's new in TextKit and text views

Written by Cihat Gündüz

Description: Discover the latest updates to TextKit and text views in UI frameworks. Explore layout refinements and API enhancements, learn how you can maintain compatibility across multiple OS versions, and find out how to modernize your app with TextKit 2. To get the most out of this session, watch “Meet TextKit 2” from WWDC21.

TextKit 2

  • Performant, modern, less code for cooler stuff
  • Forms the foundation of text layout & rendering
  • Future performance enhancements & updates all in TextKit 2
  • All text controls in UIKit and AppKit are now using TextKit 2

What’s new in TextKit 2

  • Most views shouldn’t require any adoption and should opt-in automatically
  • TextEdit app uses TextKit 2 everywhere, even in Rich Text Mode

Missing anything? Corrections? Contributions are welcome 😃


Written by

Cihat Gündüz

Cihat Gündüz

📱Indie iOS Developer, 🎬Content Creator for 👨🏻‍💻Developers. 👾Twitch-Streamer & ▶️YouTuber.