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A Storm is Coming: “App-pocalypse” To See Nearly 200,000 Apps Culled

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A Storm is Coming: “App-pocalypse” To See Nearly 200,000 Apps Culled

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.

Not necessarily apps that will be purged by the coming “App-pocalypse”

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.”

A storm is brewing …

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.

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/ Mashable

In an attempt to merge the worlds of music, design and journalism, Arron is perhaps best known for founding online news brand: RazorianFly; a hobby which grew to attract a monthly audience of 120K.





Today he can be found designing and writing for RAZMAG.com whilst also managing #THEHOTLIST - a weekly updating playlist of the hottest new artists, now streaming on Apple Music.





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Perhaps best known for founding online news brand RazorianFly, Cheshire digital creative Arron Hirst lives for discovering new artists.
Experimenting in alt-synth vibes through his own side project - STARRHINO, today his focus is rooted in the user's experience.





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