Tech Insider / Ars Technic The Apple team’s decision to stop using a software development tool called Swift, which was the default development environment for Apple’s iOS and OS X apps, has been widely mocked and ridiculed.
Swift, a project originally designed by Microsoft, was a major component of iOS, a popular mobile operating system.
But Apple stopped using Swift in 2012, in an effort to save money.
In the past, Apple has been accused of abandoning its own mobile platforms, like Android and Windows Phone, which have long relied on proprietary development environments like Swift to develop for.
“When Apple stops using Swift, they’re killing themselves,” said the New York Times’ Jeff Jarvis.
Swift’s demise has been a big topic of conversation in tech circles since Apple decided to abandon it.
Apple cofounder Steve Jobs first talked about the matter in an interview with the New Yorker, and Jobs later said that he had considered using Swift during the early stages of his career.
But he ultimately decided against it because he said he didn’t like the idea of the tool running in the background.
“I was always a software guy, and I always loved to code.
But I’ve been pretty much a software person all my life, so I figured if I’m going to do that, I better make sure that I’m a software company,” Jobs said in his interview with The New Yorker.
“You know, it just seems like the best thing to do is to get rid of the tools.
And I think if we don’t get rid [of the tools], there’s no way we’re going to be able to get anything done.”
After Jobs’s interview, Swift was one of the first things Apple removed from the App Store.
“The last time we released Swift was the day after we killed it,” said a Swift developer who wished to remain anonymous.
“There was a lot of backlash because of it, and the backlash was pretty heavy.
And there was a very good reason for that.
Apple had a lot more money than we did, and they were really trying to figure out if they were going to make money on Swift.”
Apple’s decision has been met with criticism from developers, and a number of prominent users, who believe that Swift was a waste of time and money.
“It was not the Swift I remember.
It was an awful mess of code that I don’t really know what it does.
It’s just not the way it should have been written,” said one user on Twitter.
In his interview, Jobs also addressed the issue of whether the Swift developers who made the tool were still working on it.
“Apple’s decision wasn’t that of an engineer, but of a general manager, a CEO, a product manager, and somebody who is really good at engineering,” Jobs told the New Republic.
“And that’s a good point.
It doesn’t mean that nobody isn’t trying.” “
That’s not to say that nobody’s still working.
It doesn’t mean that nobody isn’t trying.”
In an interview last week, Apple chief product officer Scott Forstall said that the company is still using Swift “as a way to develop some stuff for other teams, but it’s been a while since we’ve really done anything with that technology.”
Forstall also said that Apple is “not trying to reinvent the wheel.”
“We’re not reinventing the wheel.
That’s just the way that it works.
If you’re trying to get an app to work on an iPhone, and it has some nice functionality that we could take over and build on, we can do that.
But if we’re trying not to use the technology for any purpose other than making an iPhone app, then that’s what we’re doing.”