The Metal project team has started working! The goal is to deliver a Metal beta release for MapLibre Native by the end of 2023.
AWS and Meta are teaming up in this effort because they both recognize the importance of Metal as a modern graphics backend on Apple devices.
The implementation will follow the modularization and Metal design proposals that were accepted at the end of 2022.
We will keep you updated on the current status of the Metal project team in our newsletter and on https://maplibre.org/roadmap/metal.