David Smith writes about how much the iOS SDK has grown over time. One thing that was interesting is that more “SDK elements” were added in iOS 8 than iPhone OS 2 (which is crazy).
The last paragraph echoes something I’ve felt for a while:
There was a time when I felt like I knew my way around pretty much every non-game SDK available on iOS. Now I often find myself stumbling across frameworks that are completely foreign to me, which is both kind of exciting but also extremely daunting.
I suppose that’s normal. I can’t tell you how often I find out about a “new” API only to realize it’s been around since iOS 5.