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Changes in iPhone Mobile App Development Trends

Mobile app development is growing to attain new heights with each passing day. Every day an old concept is becoming obsolete, and new trends are coming up. iPhone mobile app development is no exception to this dynamism. iPhone apps are the preferred choice for people seeking superior quality business returns due to their excellent technology and superior security features, and these changes in the iPhone app development technology significantly impact business. To meet the unique requirements of the current market, Apple is continuously releasing new tools which are the major cause of these changes in the trends. An iPhone app development company needs to stay updated with the changes in these trends to provide superior quality apps for use in the market. Here are some of the changes in the trends of iPhone mobile app development that are likely to evolve in 2018.



Swift 4


The Swift 4 is an advanced version of Swift 3, and you are likely to see still advanced versions coming up this year. This programming language has been developed by Apple and presents a basis for iOS and Linux operating systems and can be pre-compiled for tvOS and macOS. It is very easy to learn, scalable and provides powerful security. Applications can be developed conveniently and do not consume too much of memory space on your device. Thus, Swift 4 ensures the fast, secure, and convenient development of your apps. 


Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The emergence of AI and the launch of Siri, the personal assistant, by Apple, has given a new dimension to iPhone app development. Using AI technology and focusing on its improvement are predicted to be the trend now. While contextual learning in our daily life and the propagation of AI has been exemplified with Siri, some competitors have surpassed its capabilities. So, the primary focus needs to be on making AI more powerful and continually improve Siri and others used in mobile apps. The trend of integrating AI in iPhone mobile apps will stay, but there are always chances of making it better.


Core Machine Learning (ML)


Apple launched the machine learning framework called Core ML for effective execution of the tasks linked to Camera, Siri, or QuickType. With its strong library, the level of communication presented by Core ML is applicable to all iOS devices. Thus, by adding a few codes, app developers can not only reinforce app security but can also make it feature rich by helping in features like face detection. Developers can understand the language better and can build highly interactive apps using AI-based algorithms. This makes Core ML a game-changing proposition particularly in relation to gaming apps.




Chatbots provide the user in providing a 24/7 solution to the users. These chatbots are useful. Convenient, and extremely reliable for all business types as they decrease the dependency on a support representative, at least in the beginning. So, there will be an upsurge in the use of chatbots for iPhone app development.


Hybrid apps

With the introduction of Xamarin app development technology, the popularity of cross-platform apps has sharply declined and advanced tools like NativeScript, ReactiveNative, etc. have replaced them. This has greatly enhanced performance and user experience. Hybrid apps with enhanced interfaces and UX can also be developed using these technologies. These technology frameworks are also great time saviours for building hybrid apps, therefore attracting iPhone mobile app developers.


Augmented Reality (AR) and ARKit


With the launch of iOS 11 and 11.3 and the introduction of ARKit, the development of 3D, AR. and VR-based mobile apps have become the new technology focus for iPhone mobile app developers. Extremely advanced versions of mobile apps can be developed and presented using AR capabilities of iPhones and the supporting hardware. Many industries are already using AR apps to enhance business. The developers now need to be focused on creating high-quality software to run on AR devices and make the best use of their capabilities. With the large support provided by the Sumerian application platform of Amazon is providing to the ARKit, such apps are becoming more popular lately.


Apple Pay


Apple has launched Apple Pay, an online digital mobile wallet for making payments, which may be used not only for iPhones but also for other iOS devices like iOS watches, iPad, and Mac laptops. A very large number of businesses have started accepting Apple Pay invoices as it is a highly secure platform to make purchases. You can also send and receive money through messages, making Apple Pay truly unique. However, still, some apps are not using it and need to integrate mobile payment solutions instead of the credit card purchases prevalent earlier. This will make it easier and convenient for the user to receive or make payments. So, this trend is prone to evolve as iPhone app development companies will be focusing on it to develop the best approach for users to reap as many benefits as possible.




Right now, Blockchain technology framework is not very well supported for iPhone mobile app development, but the changing trends indicate that user can expect a rise in the blockchain-based applications for iPhones. The transparency offered by blockchain is its biggest asset that users demand to blockchain for iPhone mobiles will be the focus of iPhone app developers from now on.


Cloud-based apps


Big data needs to be handled more precisely these days as space available on mobile devices is limited. Moreover, some apps are very data-intensive, and you need to make the data accessible and shareable from anywhere while keeping it secure. Cloud is the most convenient go for app developers and users in these cases. For any business, the return on investment in this regard can be huge. Using a cloud-based mobile app user can store all information in a single file and can access it using iPhone. This saves a user a lot of hassle of searching different files from different locations. Thus, cloud-based apps are in demand by large business organisations and common users alike.


IoT support

Though many companies are integrating their own IoT hardware to create mobile apps, third-party apps created by someone other than the manufacturer are very rare. This trend is likely to change the possibilities of value and qualities are endless.


So, iPhone mobile app development is likely to come up with a newer phase in the coming years, and app developers need to align themselves with the latest developments to stay at par in the race to generate more profits.