Apple dropping 32-bit app support could make nearly 200000 apps obsolete

Apple dropping 32-bit app support could make nearly 200000 apps obsolete

Apple dropping 32-bit app support could make nearly 200000 apps obsolete

Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users are being urged to update their devices immediately after the U.S. tech giant released a critical update in its latest patch release - iOS 10.3.1 - that if left exposed could let hackers launch cyberattacks over WiFi. The iOS 10.3.1 software update release note says: "iOS 10.3.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad". With this update at the disposal, such attempts have been made ineffective.

"It dropped support for the iPhone 4 a year ago and announced that iOS 10 would not run on the device".

The new update is available only to iPhone 5, iPad 4th gen and iPod touch 6th gen and the later devices of these.

The iOS 10.3 update released last week is considered major as there were a large number of new features built in. Apple stopped making iOS 10.3 available to those devices suddenly last week. Now click on "Download and Install" to download the update. Next, click on Software Update.

Apple will now show a pop-up message saying it needs to be updated, every time users open a 32-bit app. Developer Peter Steinberger spotted the message in iOS 10.3.2 beta and posted a screenshot of the same. The iOS 10.3 update brings in Find My App's new trick and the animations were slightly tweaked and shortened.

It is not really known why Apple iOS 10.3 caused this issue. It is advisable to have the device's battery charged substantially and use a Wi-Fi connection for the download as it is faster and more stable.

The update is quite small, coming in at just 28 Mbs. Prepare yourself to lose a bunch of older apps in the newly releasing Apple devices after the next update. Another issue could be the fact that the File System changed as well, which could have impacted the apps.

Let us know how the new update is working for you in the comments.

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