The Coming App Store App-Pocalypse
The Apple App Store “could be just months away from a major shakeup that would render thousands of apps obsolete, including many of the iPhone’s earliest success stories,” Mashable reports.
“After more than a year of encouraging developers to update tens of thousands of apps that were never adjusted to support the 64-bit processors that debuted with the iPhone 5S, Apple appears poised to begin forcing developers’ hands.”
It’s believed that “tens of thousands” of apps in the App Store could be affected.
Apple has been pushing developers to update their apps to 64-bit for a while, and this seems to be their final line in the sand. Because it’s usually not profitable to update such old apps, most of them will probably just disappear.