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Apple to Close 32-bit Support for Apps

As 64-bit processors have become standard for iOS devices since 2013, Apple is likely to drop support for 32-bit apps in the coming days.

Over last couple of years, Apple was forcing developers to provide 64-bit support as the company started warning that 32-bits app might slow down devices. Most recently, developer Peter Steinberger received a message simply stating “This app will not work with future versions of iOS. The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility.”

However, Apple isn’t likely to drop until another major update which might come during the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June. If the company decides to move on to-bit apps, it means that all devices running 32-bit apps will not receive any iOS or app update and soon will become obsolete.

However, Apple still provides apps for older versions of OS and it won’t be surprising if the company simply stops the support but continues to offer apps for older devices. For instance, users of iOS 5 can still download several apps released for older versions of iOS.

Recent rumors have suggested that iOS 10.3 will introduce several new features including a new Reviews API that will stop asking users about submitting ratings repeatedly. Such move should help user experience. However, there is a long wait until we finally get the next update for the iOS.

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