Apple To End Support For 32-bit Apps on macOS

Apple To End Support For 32-bit Apps on macOS

Apple began alerting dedicated Mac users that it is ending 32-bit app support through macOS this week. If users are running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, they would’ve gotten a warning upon opening a 32-bit app already. The step comes as support is shifting to 64-bit apps, hardware, and software.

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The warning is nothing elaborate or flashy, it simply lets the user know that the app isn’t optimized for Mac. With that, the app will continue to work as is, but if it starts to malfunction the user is on their own. Backing this approach to ending support, 32-bit apps have been turned down on the Mac App Store.

Apple To End Support For 32-bit Apps on macOS

As it is, the company hasn’t announced when support will be dropped for macOS. It did tell developers that they might want to wrap it up in regards to developing 32-bit apps and that it wouldn’t budge on ending support. With 32-bit apps not being accepted on the App Store, it will force developers’ hand to work with 64-bit architecture.


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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