Users who updated to the beta of iOS 10.3 are finding that 32-bit apps display a warning message that the app may slow down the phone until the developer updates it to improve the performance.
The message reads, “This app will not work with future versions of iOS. The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility.”
The Cupertino based company is expected to drop iOS support for 32-bit apps that are developed for iOS devices. This will also drop support for apps that were created for the earliest version of iOS.
It is speculated that iOS 11 could be the first software update to only support 64-bit apps. Apple first launched support for 64-bit apps back in September 2013 when it launched the iPhone 5s. Other iOS devices that feature the 64-bit chip includes the iPad mini 2 and newer, iPad Air and newer, and the sixth-generation iPod Touch.
Apple requested that all apps developed for the App Store should support 64-bit architecture by February 2015, and all updated apps should feature it by June 2015. However, not every developer updated their apps and a number of 32-bit apps remain in the App Store.
Back in September, the company announced that it would begin removing abandoned and troubled apps from the App Store, including the apps that don’t meet the review guidelines or no longer function. In one month, Apple had removed over 50,000 apps from the App Store.
Source info: Heavy