Apple to end support for over 180,000 32-bit apps in iOS 11

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Apple has been trying to remove 32-bit apps in recent years. 32-bit apps. The Cupertino company has started sending alerts to users who try to open a 32-bit application since the days of iOS 10.3 Apple is also pushing third-party developers to update their 32-bit applications if they want to extend their apps’ availability in the App Store.

At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple officially announced iOS 11, the next version of its mobile operating system with a lot of features and changes. The release of iOS 11 puts an end to 32-bit applications and developers need to update their apps to get better support in future iOS releases.

According to Apple, users attempting to open a 32-bit application on their iPhone or iPad will get a message saying that the app needs to be updated to work with iOS 11. There still remains a lot of 32-bit applications in the App Store now. Sources say that 187,000 32-bit apps in the App Store will not work with iOS 11, meaning that these apps will no longer receive updates unless they are updated to make them compatible with iOS 11.

Some recent reports claim that the Cupertino company will likely remove all 32-bit applications from its App Store in the coming months. Sources say that most of the 32-bit apps in the App Store are games and education.

Apple says that users can identify all the 32-bit apps installed on their iPhone and iPad by heading to Settings > General > About > Applications. The final build of iOS 11 will be announced at this year’s September event and it seems that Apple will remove thousands of 32-bit apps from the App Store. Apple is also expected to announce a premium iPhone at the event. The device is rumored to come with OLED display and impressive features.

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