Apple’s intention to drop 32-bit support isn’t a surprise, the Cupertino-based company has been hinting at the new move for quite some time now, ever since it started sending notifications to update apps to improve compatibility.
“iOS 11 won’t have 32bit app support at all”, said prominent developer Steven Troughton-Smith. He apparently received information that Apple intends to ditch 32-bit support completely and even future A-series chips won’t include this configuration.
Apple first started warning developers in the first beta version of iOS 10.3, saying that 32-bit apps won’t work in future iOS versions. In addition, Apple did say that 32-bit applications could slow down a device, while a recent study showed that about 8% of all applications in the App Store will be affected by Apple’s move.