That’s according to Mashable who cites new research provided by app analytics company, Sensor Tower.
According to the report Apple’s soon-to-be-strict mandate for apps that live in its digital ecosystem to fully support 64-bit processors, could see as many as 200,000 apps become useless – overnight.
“A whopping 187,000 apps could die with iOS 11,” the site warns.
The software which is expected to see its public release – this fall, alongside the company’s rumoured 10-year anniversary iPhone, is expected to include a wide range of major new features that will further help to propel iOS’s use and impact in the market.
But the future upgrade will also house a dirty secret, with those owners of older 32-bit devices running iOS 10 already beginning to see pop-up alerts warning them that some apps they have installed (or are attempting to install) on their devices: “may not work with future versions of iOS.”
The analytics firm specifically cites that as much as 8-percent of the apps currently available for download via the App Store could be rendered ‘obsolete’ by the change – now expected to go live with iOS 11‘s wider release, later this year.