We recently heard that Apple will stop supporting 32-bit apps with the release of iOS 11 and now Apple has also confirmed that they will also stop supporting 32-bit applications in macOS.
Apple has announced that from January 2018, all new applications submitted to the Mac App Store must be 64-bit.
Developers will have until June 2018, so basically a year from now, to make their applications 64-bit and replace their 32-bit apps.
Apple announced their next major macOS release at WWDC 2017 on Monday, macOS High Sierra and this will launch some time this fall, probably some time in September or October.
The company has also revealed that it will start warning users about 32-bit apps with the release of macOS High Sierra, this is something that it does at the moment with iOS apps.
Apple’s iOS 11 is also expected to land in September with the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, once this is released, 32-bit applications will no longer be supported on iOS.
Source MacRumorsFiled Under: Apple