Apple forcing iOS developers to use 64-bit code in 2015

By Scorpus
Oct 21, 2014
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  1. As Google prepares to support 64-bit apps for the first time in Android 5.0, Apple is going all in. From February 1st, 2015, all iOS applications must include 64-bit support to ensure optimal performance on the latest devices.

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  2. MeladT

    MeladT TS Rookie Posts: 22   +7

    Onward and upwards it seems.
  3. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Evangelist Posts: 537   +152

    64-bit has taken quite a long time to implement, but I think it's going to be the standard for quite a while. There really isn't a dire need for 128-bit yet and there probably won't be for a long time.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,526   +830

    I imagine the same was said for 64 bit xD
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Great move. Now we just need >2GB of RAM standard and Apple needs to stop selling 32bit devices like the original iPad Mini and iPhone 5C. Hopefully and most likely next year.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,462   +1,760

    Yeah, that would give planned obsolescence a big boost, so that people would fell obligated to buy the new 64bit models.

    (Oh come on, you don't think Apple has thought that through)?
  7. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +84

    I'm more annoyed on learning swift, I wish swift would take a dive straight down because I really like objective c.

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