Apple iOS 11 will completely abandon support for 32-bit applications
31.01.2017 0 Comments
Apple started to produce 64-bit devices three years ago, however, the advantages of the new processor architecture is relevant only if supported by software developers. In early 2015, the cupertinos have obliged the makers to move to 64 bit. To push Apple added in iOS 10.1 a special warning about the slowing of the device that appears when you run 32-bit programs. IOS 11, apparently, the company plans to abandon support for applications written for 32 bit.
Now, if the developer did not bother to update the application code to support 64-bit architecture, when running the iOS application 10.2.1 shows the notification: “the Application can slow down your iPhone. The developer of this app needs to release an update to improve the compatibility with the system”.
In iOS 10.3 beta 1, Apple changed the warning. Now the OS reports: “you Need to update the app. This program will not work with future versions of iOS. To improve compatibility, the developer of this program, you need to update it.”
A warning message about running a 32-bit application in iOS 10.2.1
It is understood that not all developers are thrilled because of the transition to 64-bit architecture. However, this advantageous step for iPhone and iPad, at least for those who use not the old models. 64-bit architecture can significantly improve performance, especially in terms of graphics performance. This is useful not only in games but also in demanding applications such as graphics and video editing.
A warning message about running a 32-bit application in iOS 10.3
The rejection of 32 bits is justified: Apple seeks to avoid the main problem of Android fragmentation. Also, Apple want everyone to get the maximum satisfaction from the use of games and apps, and the developers fully disclose the potential of the technology.
Until the autumn of this year a 32-bit architecture on iPhone and iPad, probably still will be supported, but with the release of iOS 11, the company will completely abandon her given how active it has converted its equipment to the new technology.