Apple is already sweeping the Apple Store in an attempt to clean off old, dead apps of over a year now. Currently, there is news that the new iOS will only be supporting app with 64 bits. Apparently, Apple had told app developers to create apps supporting 64 bits. Rumors are that a lot of people can’s access some of their favorite old apps because supports to those apps are slowly being rolled in. So it’s pretty likely that your favorite app that doesn’t support 64 bits will most likely become obsolete once the iOS 11 launches.
The original iOS was launched back in 2007 along with the first iPhone, and since then the OS has been expanded to other devices like iPad and iPod. The iOS is unlike any other smartphone operating system. In terms of popularity, the OS comes right after the Android operating system. As of January 2017, at the Apple App Store one can find over 2.2 million iOS applications and out of these 1 million are natives for iPads. Collectively these apps have been downloaded for over 130 million times, which is a huge number to tell the least.
We are likely to get to know if any of this will happen way before the iOS 11 launches in September because the feature is likely to make its way into the iOS 11 beta. Although we are far off from getting any official word surrounding Apple’s next operating system. But we do come across speculations and rumors almost on a daily basis. We hear the OS will be coming with a number of new features and some of the features are even something that people have been clamoring a lot for years. This is not but good news. Apparently, the iOS 11 will be having smarter Siri and dark mode which is something we have been asking from Apple for a long time.
As far as Apple loyalists are concerned the dark mode is something that they have been clamoring for long and in fact in the iOS 10 beta people had noticed a dark mode and had been expecting the same in the final product, but that didn’t happen. As for smarter Siri, it’s probably an attempt to stay one step ahead since Samsung has launched Bixby. Good for Apple users that they are stepping up their game.
Speaking of compatibility, let us look at the current iOS 10. It is compatible with the following devices – iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPhone 5, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Air 2 iPad Air, iPad 5th generation, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 2, and iPod touch 6th generation. Following the same pattern, we are hoping the iOS 11 will be compatible with the same devices, and it’ll be compatible with whatever Apple device launches this year in the September Apple event. As for now, there is no word from Apple officially on the iOS 11, and we must take the rumors as they come and hope for the best.