July 23, 2024
Apple Announces SF Symbols 6 With New Symbols and Animations, Magic Replace, More [Download]

Apple Announces SF Symbols 6 With New Symbols and Animations, Magic Replace, More [Download]

Posted June 12, 2024 at 4:31pm by iClarified
Apple has announced the release of SF Symbols 6 beta, featuring new animations, magic replace, enhanced annotation, and over 800 new symbols.

SF Symbols is a library of over 6,000 symbols that are designed to integrate seamlessly with San Francisco, the system font for Apple platforms. Symbols come in nine weights and three scales, automatically align with text, and can be exported and edited using vector graphics editing tools to create custom symbols with shared design characteristics and accessibility features. SF Symbols 6 brings new and enhanced animations, updated annotation tools, and over 800 new symbols.

Apple Announces SF Symbols 6 With New Symbols and Animations, Magic Replace, More [Download]


Here's a closer look at the new features...

New animations


New, configurable animations make symbols even more expressive. Wiggle, rotate, and breathe provide new ways for symbols to respond to user input, convey status changes, and signal ongoing activity. These animated effects leverage existing symbol layer structures enabling compatibility with custom symbols.

Apple Announces SF Symbols 6 With New Symbols and Animations, Magic Replace, More [Download]


Magic replace


The updated replace animation allows symbols to more intelligently transition between related variants. Slashes can now draw on and off, and badges can appear, disappear, or be replaced independently of the base symbol. Custom symbols can take advantage of these new behaviors by using components in the SF Symbols app.


Apple Announces SF Symbols 6 With New Symbols and Animations, Magic Replace, More [Download]


Enhanced annotation


Updated annotation tools for custom symbols allow you to specify preferred animation directions for wiggle and rotate, as well as custom anchor points for rotation. Symbols supporting variable color can now be annotated to optimize closed loop designs for seamless continuous playback.

Apple Announces SF Symbols 6 With New Symbols and Animations, Magic Replace, More [Download]


Over 800 new symbols


New symbols include devices, automotive indicators, health and fitness symbols, formatting controls, and more. New localized symbols include variants across Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Devanagari, as well as several Indic numeral systems. These new symbols are available in apps running iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS Sequoia, tvOS 18, watchOS 11 and visionOS 2.

Apple Announces SF Symbols 6 With New Symbols and Animations, Magic Replace, More [Download]


Developers can download SF Symbols 6 from the link below...

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