The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 (WWDC 2017) was previously made for the Cupertino company’s software and most got a glimpse of iOS 11. Reportedly set to come out later this June, there are plenty of things to digest.

32-bit apps and devices kicking the bucket

One of the things to watch out for is the support iOS 11 will have for devices and apps. On the brink of being rendered obsolete are the Iphone 5 and 5c, Apple’s mobile phones which thrive on 32-bit applications. iOS 11 will only run on 64-bit applications, meaning even some apps currently installed on iPhones or iPads stand to be affected.

Hence, there could be a large number of apps affected, though the developers of these apps could save users the trouble by making the necessary changes The thing here is that even if app developers dig into it, there may not be enough time with the iOS 11 rollout expected later this month. Hence, some apps may end up not working unless Apple device owners hold off on upgrading their mobile operating system.

Delay in iOS 11 upgrade will be risky

Similar to other iOS updates, holding off could be risky for Apple users. iOS 11 is expected to bring in new features, including a security update, while iOS 10 didn’t exactly pan out in that department, so there is a security risk in terms of hackers exploiting this.

For those unaware of their app lineup, there is a way to check which programs will be affected. Simply head on over to the phone settings, choose general>about>applications and app compatibility to find out which stand to conk out once a device is upgraded to iOS 11.

So what about an iOS 10.3 jailbreak?

The fact that iOS 11 supports only 64-bit applications and devices could come as bad news for The Apple Jailbreaking community as well.

Pangu has yet to release the highly acclaimed iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak and most are under the impression that it never will. The Chinese hacking group reportedly promised to release the Apple crack but so far nothing has happened. With only weeks to go, seeing an iOS 10 jailbreak come out in the open becomes more remote with the changes coming to the next Apple operating system.

Apparently, adjustments will need to be made once iOS 11 is ready to be deployed. The most recent devices such as the iPhone 7 and the iPad Pros should have no problem with it. The case is different for folks who have been lagging behind in terms of staying current with the latest gadgets and devices. At any rate, the best thing to do right now is to consider an upgrade and start using Apple devices ready to support 32-bit applications.