Showing posts with label iOS 11. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iOS 11. Show all posts

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Apple iOS 11 Update Ends Support for iPhone 5 and 5C

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When Apple's iOS 11 mobile operating system will be launched later this year, it will not be made available for the iPhone 5 and 5C or the iPad 4. This just means that older devices will stop receiving software and security updates. Newer devices such as the iPhone 5S will receive the upgrade; however, apps that are older will stop working later.

This is the result of Apple’s verdict to terminate devices and apps that use 32-bit processors. iOS 11 will only work on a new iPhone and not on an old one as older phones use 34-bit processor whereas newer phones will have a 64-bit processor which permits the system to use a larger amount of memory. Since 2013, Apple’s devices have had 64-bit processors instead of 32-bit processors, when it was introduced with the iPhone 5S and the iPad Air.

This change will be challenging for app developers too. In the new version of the App store, apps that run only in 32-pit processors will fail to show up in the search results or be available from the tab under Purchase if they were previously downloaded. If the apps are updated to be 64-bit compatible, they will stop working on older phones which have 32-bit processors.

Warning Was Given Years Before

A 64-bit processor is faster in use as it can handle a large amount of data all at once, that is four billion times as much as compared to a 32-bit processor. This is why iOS 11 will work better with 64-bit processor. Ernest Doku, a telecoms expert at uSwitch.com, said that Apple gave warning for years about this migration to the 64-bit processor hardware but still many customers will be left blindsided with this news.

Most of the apps belonging to the last four years’ time period or so maybe compatible, provided they have not been updated since the year 2015. Way before iOS 11, when iOS 10.1 was released by Apple in October 2016, users functioning with an updated device would be warned through a message that it may slow down their phone.

 The upgrade to iOS 10.3 also includes a tool that detects apps that are not compatible with a 64-bit processor. The apps which are affected will be found under Settings > General > About > Applications > App Compatibility. Last year, it was revealed on a trading website that the iPhone 5 was one of the most popular handsets from the number of listings that were created. This new change in its functioning is likely to further disappoint owners.

Phasing out the 32-bit

All the updates to the current apps and new apps have had to ability to support 64-bit since June 2015, so any app that has been updated in the span of these last two years will remain unaffected. However, a few popular games and educational apps have not been upgraded from the time the 64-bit requirement was introduced.

These include apps from Fisher Price and WeeWorld. The 32-bit support for Mac is also likely to be phased out by Apple. The company informed developers at WWDC that Mac OS High Sierra would be the last device to have 32-bit capability without any adjustments.

All the new apps given to the Mac app store and all the updates to existing apps will need to be 64-bit compatible from June 2018. This new iOS 11 update will be available in about September as a free update for any iPhone and iPad that is supported.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New iOS 11 and Its Excitng Features To Rule The Digital World

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The world has witnessed some great changes over the last decade. We are grateful to the tech giants as they have been efficient in bringing a change in the world. Well, needless to say we can witness now what we have never dreamt of. We are quite fortunate regarding this as we are able to live in this era and see the change. In the field of smart phones, the exceptional work and developments has been done by Apple who have been the leader ever since its inception. Coming this September, they would be completing a decade and there has to be some sort of surprises and features for the users. It seemed that it was only yesterday that they came up with their first iPhone. Now they are all set to release the latest OS- iOS 11.

THE NEW OS –iOS 11

Well, it is for both iPhone and the iPad and indeed it is a great news. The confirmed news about the latest iOS 11 will be announced in the conference on 5th June in San Jose. It is rumoured that the upcoming iPhone 8 may have the latest iOS 11 in it which will make it worth buying.

THE FEATURES

SIRI UPDATES

Well, we all wait for an update for any kind of software or any operating system we use. Recently, the rumours are that the Apple voice talk Siri will get updated also and will become more intelligent. The app can be integrated with the latest Artificial Intelligence which can learn a lot from its owner. It shows that it is connected to the people. There may be some instances where the Siri is interfering in between chats or conversations.

Apple Music

In the field of music and videos, it has been confirmed that they would start making new and genuine videos for the updates in the near future. The concept of the original video has kept everyone excited about the updates. At present, they are working on various bands and series. It seems that Apple Music will have the unsigned bands to videos and many more.

The world is getting digital everywhere and we are accepting the new form of payment and that is cardless payments. The latest iOS may bring up a new form of payment method which will surely amuse every one of us. The service is not yet ready but it will come in the near future at the earliest. This makes the event more cool and exciting.

DOWNLOAD TIME PERIOD OF iOS 11

Well, as usual a beta version will be released at the upcoming conference this week. Probably next month they would come up with the public beta version in the month of July. However, there is no final date on the release of the latest iOS 11. Everyone is assuming that it might be in the month of September. Well, till then we have to keep our fingers crossed and hold our patience as the best is yet to come into our hands.

Friday, February 10, 2017

iOS 10.3 beta Hints Apple to Drop Support for 32-bit Apps in iOS 11

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Apple is all set to do away with the 32 bit apps on its iPhone and iPad with upcoming version of the iOS. This move by the Apple was first discovered by a developer named Peter Steinberger who very soon sent out a tweet that he had discovered this hint from the iOS 10.3 beta update. Therefore a number of apps based on 32 bit will not work at all on the future versions of iOS.

Therefore developers will have to update their app in order to improve the capability on iOS based devices in future. In iOS 10.3 beta version a similar error message pops up on the screen when accessing such mobile applications. This error messages are doing rounds on various forums where developers have found to their surprise that the Apple has stopped supporting the 32 bits apps together.

The slew of error messages in iOS

Users who have updated the developer version of iOS are frequently getting error messages like ‘the app will slow down an iPhone/iPad when opening a 32-bit app. Furthermore system also lays down the path for the developer to ensure the compatibility for this app in future by upgrading it at the earliest. The error messages further states “the app needs to be updated. This app will not work with future versions of iOS. The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility”. In short Apple is sending out message to the developer to get to the task of enhancing their 32 bit before next public updates hits the iPhone and iPad in upcoming months.

Apple iOS 10.3 beta brings a new Siri feature

Apple has bumped up the feature for Siri by bringing in ability to answer any question related to the cricket. This update brings an India specific feature for Siri where ‘cricket’ is a hugely popular sport. Quite incidentally Google Now already has support for answering queries related to the cricket but Apple is catching up with Google by bringing similar functionality for its assistant.

According to the Apple Siri will be able to effectively answer questions related to the cricket with this update wherein users can even get precise answers from upcoming 2016 IPL rankings, get to see stats for an individual players as well the trivia questions associated with this sport.

Apple support for 64-bit apps is not new

Apple going for the 64-bit apps is not a new thing as it was first on iOS after the launch of the iPhone 5s in 2013. In 2014 Apple put forward on the developer’s web page wherein it stated that all the apps developed from now on will have to offer 64 bit support. Later on in June 2015 Apple started ensuring that all the apps on App Store are 64 bit. In short Apple move to get rid of 32 bit apps on the iOS platform isn’t immediate rather it has been a calculated move.