Jason Brennan, in February of 2014:
I don’t see Apple dramatically improving or replacing Objective C anytime soon.
Apple introduced a boatload of new consumer features for OS X and iOS today, but one of the biggest announcements for developers could be its new programming language, Swift. Craig Federighi just announced it, saying that Apple is trying to build a language that doesn’t have the “baggage” of Objective-C, a programming language that came from NeXt that has formed the basis of OS X and eventually iOS.
I’ll have this in a bread bowl.