There are 187,000 32-bit apps that no longer run under iOS 11.

The final version of iOS 11 will arrive in a few weeks, which many iPhone users must be looking forward to, but it also has a setback: Apple’s latest mobile system no longer supports the 32-bit apps.

This is bad news for developers and users who would stick with old applications. There are now a total of 187,000 32-bit apps in the App Store that will no longer work under iOS 11.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that these apps will completely disappear from the App Store, after all, there will be those who don’t want or can’t download the latest iOS to their device. Over time, however, it is likely that Apple will permanently divest itself of these applications.

According to Sensor Tower, most of the apps involved are actually games: 38,619 of these will not be supported by iOS 11. After the games, most of the apps used in education and entertainment are on the list.

Before, of course, leaning on our sword to do so, the big and evil multinationals are so brutally thinning out the app offering, let’s add that there are currently about 2.4 million apps on offer in the App Store. This is a nice development compared to the fact that in October 2009, Apple’s software store had a total of 100,000 applications.

Discontinuing support for 32-bit apps, by the way, isn’t new to users in principle anyway, as Apple has been warning about the move since the first beta of iOS 10.3. It is not known how many developers the company has encouraged with this to make a 64-bit version of the obsolete applications, but the fact is that 2017 is a good way to go.

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