Apple pushing macOS devs to release 64-bit apps


But arguably the biggest addition in iOS 11 is drag and drop capability.

The iPhone will also receive a few updates when the new system is released, including a redesigned control center, a redesigned App Store and a new version of AirPlay. iOS 11 users in countries where ApplePay is supported will be able to send money through the Apple iMessage app.

If it is not compatible with 32-bit devices such as iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPad 4, iOS 11 will be accessible on all terminals that followed the iPhone 5s, the first smartphone headed to 64 bits. But Apple, why did you do that?

In-app purchases will get a lot more attention in the App Store redesign in an effort to better promote the content that is now buried only on an app's main product page. On iOS 11, the page is customisable.

The Games and Apps tabs will present new apps selected by the store's editors as well as resurface older apps you might have not used in a while.

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"By blending digital objects and information with the environment around you, ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways", according to Apple. Apple has encouraged developers since 2015 to update to a 64-bit processor, but encouragement seems to have given way to a blunt ultimatum. In the coming months, the redesigned App Store will block out downloads that only run in 32-bit. Siri on iOS 11 will sound more natural than before, a nice bonus if you don't like having instructions shouted back at you by a robot.

This could mean around 187,000 apps will no longer be supported - so iPhone users that have stuck diligently to their old favourites may need to find alternative solutions elsewhere.

While users can turn on the iPhone's current "Do Not Disturb" mode (by swiping up and clicking on the moon icon), Apple have revealed the update's new feature responds to incoming texts from a fellow iPhone with an automatic reply, informing friends and family you're behind the wheel and unavailable. You can see the customisable action in the video below. Among the upgraded features for Siri will be new and more natural male and female voice options and the ability to translate English words and phrases into five languages: French, German, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish.

Affected apps will be listed under Settings General About Applications App Compatibility.