Apple has released a new version of SF Symbols on WWDC in 2020, providing more than 750 new icons for app designers and developers,media reported. SF Symbols was first launched by Apple at WWDC in 2019, when it debuted with 1,500 vector-based configurable icons for interface design.
These symbols are integrated with Apple’s San Francisco system fonts and can be used in AppKit and UIKit, as well as in Apple’s SF Symbols macOS app.
Apple detailed the new SF Symbols 2 on its all-virtual WWDC, which includes 750 new symbols for devices, health, transportation and more. They can also be used across Apple platforms on iOS 14, macOS Big Sur and other software upgrades the company will launch in 2020.
In addition, there are 150 newly configured multi-color symbols that can dynamically adapt to system UI changes on Apple’s platform.
In addition, Apple has brought other improvements to SF Symbols, including localization of different dialects and scripts, optimization of optical calibration, and organizational enhancements for SF Symbols applications.
Developers can use SF Symbols, but Apple says the symbols should be used as is rather than customized. The macOS app is available from Apple’s developer portal.
Since its release, support for SF Symbols has also been integrated into third-party applications, such as the Pixelmator Pro.