Apple will stop supporting 32-bit apps on Mac App Store from January 2018

Apple will no longer support 32-bit apps on the Mac App Store starting from January 2018, according to a reminder shared on its developer blog.

The company has also asked developers to upgrade their existing 32-bit apps to 64-bit ones before June 2018. Apps submitted after January 2018 should also be 64-bit. The last Apple OS to support 32-bit apps would be macOS High Sierra.

Additionally, the company has rolled out the iOS 11.2 software update that comes with bug fixes for its iOS devices. The update also comes with new features such as a bar below the network and battery indicator to take the user to the Control Centre. The company has enhanced the ‘TV app’ by adding a 'Sports' tab at the bottom of the app. Three new live wallpapers have also been introduced on the iPhone X.

The new iOS also introduces fast wireless charging options on the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The wireless charging will be provided at a 7.5W rating as compared to the 5W received through the wired chargers.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, recently revealed that developers using its platform in China number 1.8 million and have earned a total of CNY 112 billion ($16.93 billion) which represents roughly a quarter of total globe App store earnings. Cook revealed this during a speech at China's top public cyber policy forum, organised by the Cyber-security Administration of China (CAC).

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