Apple released iOS 10.3 beta 1 a week ago. Before the public release, it comes up with a warning that Apple is looking to drop support for 32-bit apps on iOS 11.
Apple designed a new pop-up informing the user that the apps they are using with 32-bit support will no longer be worked on future iOS versions and need to be updated for future iOS versions compatibility. This warning giving us the notice that Apple is going to support only 64-bit apps in iOS 11.
Apple initially started supporting 64-bit apps from iPhone 5S. Taking the advantage of this, many developers updated their apps to 64-bit support. Also, Apple imposed restrictions and try forcing developers to submit all iPhone and iPad apps with 64-bit support to the App store since February 2015. The same year June Apple warned developers that all existing app updates should be submitted with 64-bit support.
Apple gave us one more hint previously by giving a prompt saying ‘’ This app has not been updated to 64-bit. Using it may affect overall system performance.’’ when we try to launch a 32-bit app on iOS 9. Now, in iOS 10.3 beta 1 prompt changed as below and clearly stating that 32-bit apps will not go to work on future iOS versions completely.
‘’This app will not work with future versions of iOS. The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility.’’
The previous notice saying the app is not updated to 64 bit and it may affect system performance is just a warning, the app still works, though. But with a new prompt from iOS 10.3 beta 1, we can understand that won’t be the case for much longer. Also, it will be smoother and faster to handle with iOS 11 if support for 32-bit apps stopped because it doesn’t need to use large memory to load 32-bit frameworks separately.