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Cordova iOS 5.0.0 Released!
By: Bryan Ellis
09 Feb 2019

We are happy to announce that we have just released Cordova iOS 5.0.0! This is one of Cordova's supported platforms for building iOS mobile applications.

Release Highlights

To upgrade:

cordova platform remove ios
cordova platform add ios@5.0.0

In addition to the various improvements and bug fixes, this release also comes packed with some major features.

Some of the key features are:

  • GH-409 GH-489 Supports Xcode 10 New Build System
  • GH-405 Improved Cocoapods Support
  • GH-395 Improved Swift Support
  • GH-508 Improved Automatic Provisioning Profile Signing

This release only supports Xcode 9 and up. It is important to know that starting March 2019, Apple requires all new apps submitted to the App store to be built with the iOS 12.1 SDK or later (Xcode 10). source

Additional, as NodeJS 4.x support has been dropped by the NodeJS team on April 30th, 2018, we have raised the minimum required NodeJS version for this release to 6.x.

Please report any issues you find at!

Changes include:

  • GH-515 Remove Deprecated Local and Remote Push Notification Constants
  • GH-512 AppIcon and LaunchImage Updates
  • GH-254 Expose CDVCommandStatus enum to Swift
  • GH-508 Remove removing certificates functions in xcode post scripts
  • GH-489 CordovaLib.xcodeproj file upgraded for Xcode 10
  • GH-501 cordova-common backwards compatability for getPodSpecs function
  • GH-496 iOS Platform Release Preparation (Cordova 9)
  • GH-494 Fixes $(PRODUCT_BUNDLE_IDENTIFIER) not being resolved for a product archive
  • GH-481 Add warning that function in spawn.js is deprecated
  • GH-461 cordova run --list --device fails for Virtualhere devices
  • GH-355 CB-13927 - Modified xcodeProjDir to filter out files/folders that contain "._"
  • GH-483 Restore stdio behavior from previous spawn approach
  • GH-479 emit xcodebuild & other spawned CLI commands
  • GH-482 Copy node_modules if the directory exists
  • GH-478 Use cross-spawn & shelljs instead of child-process
  • GH-409 Update project files for Xcode 10
  • GH-474 Fix issue after updating to macOS 10.14.2.
  • GH-405 Cocoapods support improvement, using podspec tag in plugin.xml
  • GH-451 Fix running cordova build ios for emulators with Xcode 10.1 RELEASE
  • GH-406 Added missing unorm dependency
  • GH-398 Removal of xcconfig build flag
  • CB-14141 Don't duplicate resource files in xcodeproj
  • GH-397 Update Objc-Test for Local & TravisCI
  • GH-395 Implement Swift Support and Testing
  • CB-14242 remove committed node_modules
  • CB-14242 package.json remove bundledDependencies
  • CB-14074 Remove Node 4 from CI
  • CB-14244 CB-9366 log error.stack in cordova.js
  • GH-376 Fixed Get Apple OSX Version method
  • CB-13581 open iOS simulator by using child_process
  • CB-14045 Reinit url after app freezes
  • CB-14076 Setting UIWebViewDelegate on CDVWebViewEngineProtocol doesn't work
  • CB-14039 Inputs type text don't work on iOS
  • CB-13921 Update Xcode requirement to Xcode 9
  • CB-13382 dealloc the webViewEngine
  • CB-13523 Pass automaticProvisioning to build step
  • CB-12940 Use deployment-target from config.xml for platform version in Podfile
  • CB-13824 Xcode 9/Swift 4 support
  • GH-354 exec purgeProjectFileCache when pod install
  • GH-356 Fix prototype declaration warnings
  • CB-13510 Removed clipboard workaround, which was braking copy/paste functional iOS 11
  • GH-343 CB-13513 Declare ProvisioningStyle as Automatic in project.pbxproj template.
  • GH-351 Prevent a memory leak when converting to JSON
  • CB-13597 update podfile with iOS version 9.0