We are expecting to hear about iOS 11 at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in June and according to a recent report, Apple could stop supporting 32 bit apps with the release of the software.
The majority of the apps that are available from the app store have been updated to 64 bit, although there are around 200,000 apps that are 32 bit only.
When Apple released iOS 10.3 recently it made some changes to the way it deals with 32 bit apps, if you have 32 bit apps installed on your device, Apple will tell you that these apps could slow down your iPhone.
You can check to see if 32 bit apps are installed on your device by going to Settings > General > About > Applications and it will show 32 bit apps that are installed and also show the following message.
“The apps may slow down your iPhone and will not work with future version of iOS if they are not updated.”
Apple is expected to withdraw support for 32 bit Applications with the release of iOS 11 and the 187,000 32 bit apps that are still available to download with no longer work when the software is released.
We are expecting Apple to launch iOS 11 along with their new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus handsets in September, we will have more details about the OS at WWDC 2017 in June.
Source The Inquirer