While many people are excited for the release of iOS 11, the update has a nasty surprise for some users.
Earlier this year, developers received a notice that 32-bit apps would no longer work with iOS 11, which means that the upcoming operating system will also drop support for devices with a 32-bit processor.
So, which iPhones and iPads will be able to run iOS 11? For the iPhones, any iPhone made after iPhone 5s will be supported. The iPhone 5S was the first iPhone to feature a 64-bit processor and since then Apple has made all its iPhones feature this processor, this means if you have an iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, or 7 Plus you’ll be able to run the new operating system. For the iPads that iOS 11 will support, they include: iPad mini 2, mini 3, mini 4, iPad 5th Gen, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and both generations of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. If you have the 6th generation iPod touch, don’t worry, your device will be supported as well.
Unfortunately, if you have an iPhone 5, 5C, 4th gen iPad, or an older device, you won’t be able to upgrade to iOS 11.
Because the operating system will end support for devices with a 32-bit processor, all 32-bit apps will disappear from the App Store once users upgrade to iOS 11, unless developers decide to update their apps.