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Should I use Swift or Objective-C to learn iOS development?
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Hamidreza VakilianSenior iOS/Android DeveloperCommented:
Try to stick to both; but if you insist on starting only one; Objective-c is undisputed. Most of the libraries written for iOS are still on Objective-c and if you want to get in to a team work you will need Objective-c.
However if you learn Objective-c, you can learn swift in a week because the fundamentals are the same only the syntax differs.
Leslie BloomCorporate & Product Marketing ManagerCommented:
I've been reading a lot about this exact question online recently, and it seems like there is one clear answer: the future of iOS is going to be written in Swift.

While there will be a need for Objective-C developers for a while (in order to edit/improve existing iOS), we are in a transition period where Swift is heavily on the rise. Regardless, knowing Objective-c will help you pick up Swift even faster.

This article might be of interest to you: "Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 Reasons the Future Favors Swift" in InfoWorld.

Also, Swift has seen notably high growth and adaptation among developers since it's launch. Recent surveys also show that it is one of the most well liked programming languages right now also. This article sheds some light on these developments: "Apple's Biggest Breakthrough"

Hope this helps!

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