Apple is set to launch CryptoKit, a Swift API to perform basic cryptographic operations on its upcoming iOS 13 software release. The announcement came during the tech giant’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
According to Apple, the new framework will integrate options for hashing, key generation and exchange, and encryption for developers on iOS apps. The new framework will supplant Apple’s previous framework, CommonCrypto, which does not support Swift.
CryptoKit will allow developers to avoid lower-level interfaces by freeing developers from managing raw pointers and automatically overwriting sensitive data during memory deallocation, according to the company. Encryption will be possible for data at rest or in transit.