The famous phone company, Apple, is coming up with new, but not-so-good news for the users who still own an iPhone 5. The warnings began ever since the iOS 9 launch and informed its users that the 32-bit application are likely to slow down the device. Recently, this warning suffered a worrying change: those 32-bit applications will stop completely when the iOS 11 is going to be released.
On the other hand, there is some good news for the iPhone users: since July, 2016 Apple demanded that all application and update developers to submit to the app store only 64-bit compatible applications, therefore, most frequently used applications are likely to be 64-bit at the moment. For the users’ information, the 64-bit chips that accompany iOS device include the iPhone 5s, SE, 6, 6s and 7, as well as the iPad Air and iPad Air 2, the iPad Mini 2,3 and 4, iPod touch sixth generation and iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 9.7 inch).
Why is the phone slowed down by the 32-bit
The multiple frameworks that are included in the iOS are enabling the operating system to launch and run applications. When the operating system is using a 64-bit chip, the device loads a 64-bit framework that is responsible for making the applications run smoothly. However, when a 32-bit application is run on a 64-bit device, the operating system needs to use a different series of both 32-bit and 64-bit frameworks that will force the RAM on the device to divide its power between the two different frameworks. So, since the RAM cannot focus its entire attention to a singular framework, that means the mobile phone will get slowed down eventually.
With the launch of the iOS 11, the device will no longer be compatible with a 32=bit framework which will enable the phone to speed up its performance. This fact also means that the 32-bit applications and games will be incompatible and won’t run on devices with iOS 11 installed.