The official announcement, first public demo and beta release of iOS 11 are almost certainly drawing near, and unlike the more distant next-gen iPhone launch, we’re pretty much kept in the dark as to Apple’s mobile software updating plans.
The latter part has been a long time coming, ever since the iPhone 5s surprisingly packed a 64-bit Apple A7 processor in 2013. It took a while for Google and its hardware allies to catch up, and now Cupertino wants to conclude the gradual transition by essentially banning outdated apps. Nearly 200,000 of them, according to a previous report, confirmed by developers in the know “hearing very clearly iOS 11 won’t have 32bit app support at all.”
Naturally, “future A-series chips won’t even include 32-bit support”, presumably to “free up performance/die space.” Already, iOS 10 seems to be stepping up its warnings to both devs and users, with 32-bit apps explicitly mentioned as “in need of updates” to continue to work rather than just potential system slowdown culprits.
Bottom line, this sounds like a welcomed, logical little change, and you still shouldn’t care that much about the archaic apps you’ll soon lose access to.