iOS 11: Which devices do it get and what does it have with 64-bit apps?

iOS 11 stands in front of the door. A nice update for the iPhone, but a great one for the iPad (See our review of iOS 11 on the iPad 10.5). But of course, always keep a few things before the update, apart from the backup before the update. In recent years it was so that you did not have to make a head when you changed. At best, the hard-working developers, who usually have long months to adapt their apps, have already done their work.

If a developer does not use this time and does not adapt his app to the new system, the customers may not be so important – this statement probably applies not only to iOS

With iOS 11 the whole thing is a bit different, because maybe you've already noticed that iOS 11 exclusively supports apps with 64 bits. And here there is currently a little ignorance,

How do I actually know that an app is 64 bits? Good question, but there is a simple rule of thumb – because the topic is by no means new.

New Apps that came to the App Store must be compatible with 64-bit devices since February 2015. And inventory apps that have experienced updates must be delivered in 64 bits since 1 June 2015.

Means that if you buy an app that came to the App Store after June 1, 2015, it will work on 64-bit devices. Here one should ask however the question, whether one such apps at all still want to buy, because evidently there is nothing to do in the matter of development.

This is not really bad, if an app works well – but if you look at the date, the developer certainly has no interest anymore: Because before September 2017 iOS 11 comes on the market, there was already iOS 10 2016 and iOS 9 at the end of 2015. There one could have looked at the whole thing with interest in the customer. So, that was the answer to the question of how to recognize 64-bit apps.

The question of what happens with 32-bit apps when updating your device to iOS 11 remains. Already since iOS 10.3, iOS has sent 10 warnings when using 32-bit apps. Withings, now part of Nokia, had brought a babymonitor on the market years ago. A really good box in terms of hardware. The Android app, however, was already a joke, which one would have to throw the makers before the feet – and the iOS app came out and remained unkempt. Last updated: 31.3.2014. 32-bit and hence from iOS 11 no longer executable. Does not work anymore on a device with iOS 11.

Maybe you should watch in a quiet hour, as it looks as updates with your compulsive apps. If you have updated to iOS 11 at some point, then you do not need to worry, old 32-bit apps should no longer meet you in the store, which are simply dimmed for your device.

However, one could have already better regulated in the App Store before. Although the user gets hints, but only after the purchase. Then he can exchange the app, but a warning on an iOS-11 qualified iPad or iPhone would have been nice.

Which devices get iOS 11?

Where we would be at the next point. Which iPad and iPhone actually get the new iOS 11? Simple rule of thumb: The first iPhone with 64-bit support was the iPhone 5s. Came on the market in 2013. All iPhones as well as iPhone 5s get iOS 11.

In iPad you need the first iPad Air or at least the iPad mini 2. The iPad 4, which was introduced in the autumn of 2012, remains outside and thus on iOS 10. Everything else fits after, since the Apple A7 SoC everything is based on the 64-bit architecture. Anyone who stays on iOS 10 can still use his apps and download them from the App Store. iOS 11 users no longer see 32-bit apps.

By the way, developers also have the possibility to make their apps available in 32 bit and 64 bit, even after iOS 11. Alt users will get the possibility to get updates if the developer wants them.

The iOS-11 users are not afraid of space, but the App Store only provides the 64-bit parts for applications that support 32-bit and 64-bit applications, provided the app's developer also activates App Thinning Has. And this function has existed since iOS 9.

If you are interested in the subject, you can also take a look at the developer information from Apple, which means that with iOS 11 the Runtime Overhead is omitted, so that apps can be started faster and more memory is available.

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