Apple has released a new tool to make applications outdated by the next major update of the iOS operating system. The tool is sent to iPhone and iPad users with the latest IOS 10.3 update.
Any application that has not been updated since 2015, is likely to be obsolete when IOS 11 is about six months, following an Apple decision to remove support for applications that are not natively in 64-bit mode.
The first 64-bit iPhone 5S, released in September 2013, and any application that has already been made, has the ability to function in 64-bit mode. Since 2015 applications and upgrades are done in 64-bit mode to ensure Apple’s approval.
The latest version of IOS, version 10.3 includes a menu item (under Settings> General> Information> Applications) that displays a list of all installed applications that are not running in 64-bit mode. “Applications can slow down your iPhone and will not work with the future version of iOS if they are not updated,” Apple warns users now. “If there are no updates available, contact the application developer for more information.”
For most iPhone users are the items on the list, probably the oldest games, especially those that do not have a business model. Developers of these applications have little financial incentive to continue working after their first sales explosion, although in the long run they may have a constant drip of downloads.
Users who cling to earlier versions of applications due to unfavorable updates are also forced to perform software updates or be closed from previous versions.
Company research application Tower Sensor has identified 187,000 applications will be definitely obsolete, as they were introduced in September 2013. In addition, a significant number of applications created from September 2013, not sent with 64-bit mode , Which was only made mandatory in June 2015.
Apple has not yet confirmed that the IOS 11 death embrace will be for 32-bit applications, but the expected update sent in September, the logical time would be to pull the trigger. The company will likely show the first beta of the new operating system of this year’s Conference in the World Wide Developer (WWDC), the largest annual event on Apple’s calendar.