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200,000 apps would be obsolete if iOS 11 gave priority to 64-bit

The priority Apple might give to 64-bit applications in iOS 11 will make thousands of them obsolete. Let’s look at some more details.

As we have been telling you for some time now, the new file system that Apple will implement with iOS 11 could give priority to 64-bit applications; although this could be something beneficial for users, although only for those who have iPhone 5s and up, another consequence of this movement would be that thousands of apps become obsolete.

200,000 apps would be obsolete if iOS 11 gave priority to 64-bit
200,000 apps would be obsolete if iOS 11 gave priority to 64-bit

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As we can see in sensortower approximately 200,000 applications would be obsolete if Apple in iOS 11 gives that priority to 64 bits . These are the striking results of a study carried out by the analysis firm Sensor Tower. To give you an idea, 8% of all the applications currently available on the App Store would become obsolete and unusable for the user upgrading to the new version of the operating system.

This is the result of a long-standing move by the Cupertino-based company, with the launch of the iPhone 5s . Later in February 2015, developers were notified that they would have to update their applications to 64-bit by mid-year. And Apple’s revamped file system, the Apple File System, could be the final step in making the application market consistent and 64-bit compatible.

For players this may be even worse news as of that 8% most would be games, with more than 20% of them being 32-bit applications . Another affected group would be the users who use their devices for educational purposes since 10% of the applications that would become obsolete are educational. Leave us your comments on this possible consequence of the launch of iOS 11.