Upgrading to iOS 11? Beware 180,000 Apps won’t be compatible.

by Anshul Sharma Fluper App DevelopmentCompany UAE

Everyone’s eagerly waiting to try out the latest iOS. September will mark the launch of the iOS that the company claims to be the strongest OS and a benchmark for other developers that will be able to perform augmented reality tasks on apps and games while giving faster and smarter processing.

With the latest Apple iOS there are new norms that Apple implemented now but were announced earlier as advices. Now, in accordance to its announcements Apple has stopped supporting 32 bits apps which will disable around 180,000 apps if not shifted to 64 bit. It is to be understood that Apple shouldn’t be blamed for this.

Since the launch of its iOS 9 inside iphone 5S with the 64 bit processor the company tried to signal and direct app development companies to shift their apps to 64 bit. 5S was launched back in 2013 and 4 years look like a sufficient amount of time to shift the apps to 64 bit versions.

While Apple was not languid in doling out regular warning messages to its customers regarding the orientation changes required and non -functioning in the apps when the iOS 11 will be launched, it began as early as the first month of 2017. Gizmodo was among the first ones to notice that some of the 32 bit apps had already started to disappear from the app store in as early as June. However, the direct links were available to the 32 bit apps.

This surely means that your favorite app developers should start upgrading the versions of their apps to 64 bit to remain in your phones.

Oliver Yeh, the co –founder of app intelligence firm Sensor Tower says that there are about 187,000 32 bit apps on the app store which forms about 8% of the total iphone apps. Sensor Towers projected that there are about 2.4 million apps on the app store itself.

We cannot present you the entire list of the 32 bit apps but some of the apps that won’t be working with the latest iOS can be named here sourced from business insider. These apps are popular among iOS users.

  •      Youtube Capture, video recording app that had as a many as 200,000 installs previous month, reported by Sensor Tower.

  •       iSpadez, card game.

  •       Neo Nectaris, military strategy game.

  •       Infinity Blade, role playing fighting game.

      In an interesting research it was found out by Sensor Tower that the majority of the 32 bit apps on the app store belonged to the gaming genre. In figures the gaming apps were 38,619 and followed by education, entertainment and lifestyle genres.
        There are some apps that are 32 bit compatible only; those will also be removed from the app store not immediately as soon as iOS 11 makes its launch but soon. The phones which won’t update to the latest iOS will be using the 32 bits apps available in the apps tore. Finally, Apple will take the step to clear the app store of the 32 bit mess. Sensor Tower predicts this kind of eviction of apps.
         A simple solution is available to check the 32 bit applications installed on your phone. To check go onto the Settings option and tap. Then go to general, next on about and lastly on Applications. The list of all the apps running on the 32 bit will appear. If nothing happens then it indicates that you do not have any 32 bit apps.

        Wrapping Up:
         This kind of upgrade has been previously witnessed in the year 2012 where Psy’s Gangnam Style broke the most viewed video record.

       While with regard to adoption, the new iOS will prove to be faster and able to do higher and faster mathematical calculations which are useful in video and encryption. Better adaption to 4 GB RAM and above. These are the superiorities of 64 over 32.

        64 bit OS also demands more space and space is an issue for every iphone user. Applications size will increase and this will trouble users and app development companies.

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