Is it just me, or does it feel like time is flying? Maybe it’s the constant drumbeat of product announcements and releases - last week, Apple announced new hardware (did you (pre-)order anything?), and this week, they officially released Swift 5.5. And - of course - iOS 15 has been released, and if the excitement and buzz on Twitter is anything to go by, many developers have updated their apps to support the new APIs on day one!

The year isn’t over yet, and I am sure we will see even more exciting product announcements and launches in the remaining months of 2021. I hope you enjoy this fourth edition of Not Only Swift Weekly - if you do, please share it with a friend. And as always, feel free to share your feedback with me!

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At the beginning of the pandemic, I established a fake commute to make sure I get enough exercise and don’t just walk between my bed, the kitchen, and my desk. To keep me entertained, I started listening to podcasts. Hundreds, even thousands of them. One of the series I enjoyed very much is Land of the Giants by Recode. In previous seasons, they covered Amazon, Netflix, Google, and the delivery economy. In the upcoming season, Land of the Giants: The Apple Revolution, Recode’s Peter Kafka will explore the company that changed what a computer is — and then changed what a phone is. Check it out!

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