Apple is known for its stylish and innovatively designed products. But, apart from hardware, the company also focus more on the software. Apple is always focused to deliver a clear, crisp and elegant look while presenting the content to the users. Being an Apple user, have you ever checked the default font used in the operating system which you see on daily basis on your Apple devices?
SF [San Francisco] is the font used for the User Interface across all the Apple products like iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. San Francisco Font is a neo-grotesque sans-serif typeface made by Apple Inc. Initially, the font was used in watchOS in 2014 and officially on macOS and iOS operating systems from 2015 to till now.
The San Francisco typeface has three different variants.
- SF (or SF UI) used for macOS, iOS, and tvOS.
- SF Compact used for watchOS
- SF Mono (based on SF Compact) used for the Xcode application.
Before switching to San Francisco font, Apple has been using Helvetica font in their products.