Apr 11, 2017 10:06 AM EDT
It looks like Apple will no longer support 32-bit apps in the new iOS 11 as tweeted by developer Steve Troughton-Smith. This means that 32-bit apps may no longer work on the new iOS so developers just have to upgrade to 64-bit if they want their apps to work on iOS when the new update is up. Actually, Apple has already issued warning to developers that 32-bit apps may not work with iOS in its future version.
According to Troughton-Smith’s tweet, iOS 11 will clearly have no 32-bit support so he recommends updating legacy apps if developers want to continue in iOS after September of this year. The arrival of 64-bit app support is not really a surprise to many because Apple has been giving signs to developers towards the direction of the company.
Actually, rumors about this have already been circulating online early this year and it is only this month that Apple’s developer confirms the possibility of the news. According to Ubergizmo, if developers do not update their apps before September, there is a big chance their apps will no longer be compatible with the new iOS 11. Apple has already issued warning before to 32-bit apps saying ““This app will not work with future versions of iOS. The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility.”
Reports claim that approximately 200,000 iOS apps will be affected with the changes by the new iOS 11. However, many of the apps have already responded with Apple’s warning and has updated their apps already. The only apps that might not make it are legacy apps or apps that are no longer updated or have been forgotten.
Apple’s new changes for the upcoming iOS 11 update is towards their goal to remove all abandoned and problematic apps in the App store. The company now wants to focus on quality over quantity which is why its not surprising that almost 50,000 apps were already removed last year from Apple app store.
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