Apple drop 32-bit App support!

Back in 2013 Apple released IOS 7, which included the start of it’s 64-bit support to it’s mobile O/S. Something which is now integral to all iPhones and iPads, since then Apple have continued to support both 32 and 64-bit apps in later versions of it’s IOS. However that is all going to change with the newest addition to the IOS family IOS 11, dropping at some time this year.

What this means that around 200,000 Apps will cease to work unless they’re updated. In 2015, Apple started the ball rolling with this by informing developers of their plans, and telling them that all new apps would have to support 64-bit. Then in IOS 10.3 beta back in January a new warning was given, with it only showing on 32-bit apps getting the following warning on App pages “This app will not work with future versions of iOS. The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility”.

It would seem the majority of Apps which will no longer be supported are mainly games, based on the research by Sensor Tower, which could mean your favourite mobile games may become unplayable unless the developers upgrade them to 64-bit.