Apple may have required new and updated apps on the App Store to be 64-bit-compatible for well over a year now, but not all developers and their iOS apps are fully up to speed yet. While some developers are quick to get new updates out the door, it’s likely at least one of the apps you use frequently on the device is still not compliant with Apple’s current rules.
Starting with iOS 10 though, Apple is going to start warning users that the apps they are using on their 64-bit iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices are not 64-bit compliant, stating that this could pose a risk to overall system performance.
Beginning with this week’s first iOS 10 beta release, anyone launching an app that is 32-bit-only will be treated to a warning message that informs them the app is not iOS 1o optimized, with the app in danger of dragging iOS 10 down with it.
The requirement for all new and updated apps to have support for 64-bit chips has been in place since June of 2015, meaning any app receiving the warning message has clearly not been updated in quite some time. Apple’s naming and shaming policy is unlikely to make any developer update an app at this point, however, but you never do know.
“This app has not been updated to 64-bit. Using it may affect overall system performance.”
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Thankfully, despite the error, the guilty apps will continue to run once the OK button is tapped, and while it’s debatable just how much these apps will affect system performance, with each new iPhone release, the days of 32-bit apps are becoming a distant memory. Developers really should embrace 64-bit and update their apps as soon as possible. With iOS 10 still a few months away from being made available to the public, developers have a little time before they start getting 1-star reviews because these messages have begun to pop up.
We all know it’s going to happen!
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