The next version of iOS is going to kill a lot of apps. In an effort to modernize and de-clutter its App Store, Apple will officially end support for all apps that haven’t been updated to support the newer 64-bit processors that debuted with the iPhone 5S.
As many as 187,000 apps could vanish when the iOS 11 rolls out along with this change, according to estimates from marketing firm Sensor Tower.)
And while many of these apps won’t be missed, iPhone fans stand to lose a number of classics that were among the earliest hits the App Store ever saw. Here’s a look at some of the 32-bit apps we’ll miss the most.
(Importantly, not all of these apps are necessarily doomed — developers still have time to make them compatible, and a few of our old favorites, including Great Lightsaber and Ocarina, were updated to 64-bit since we last looked at 32-bit apps in February so there’s reason to hold out hope … for some of these, anyway. )
It hasn’t been updated in nearly four years, but Ridiculous Fishingis still one of the all-time greats (and #75 on Mashable’s list of thetop 100 iPhone apps of all time). The game, which started out as a Flash game before making its way to the App Store, won a coveted Apple Design Award in 2013 so it’s no surprise the super-addictive game still holds up all these years later.
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