In a few weeks, an end of an era is bound to happen in #Apple land. It has been more than three years since Apple launched the iPhone 5S that came along with the 64-bit processor under its hood.

It's no secret that ever since the introduction of 64-bit technology on Apple’s devices, the days of 32-bit iPhones and apps being supported by the platform have been numbered. And in a few weeks, once Apple launches iOS 11 [VIDEO], the end times will finally come for these apps.

Taking down 32-bit apps bit by bit

However, it turns out that even though iOS 11 has not yet released for the public to download, Apple already started proactively taking down 32-bit apps off of the #App Store as early as January of this year.

Back in June, a report stated that more and more 32-bit apps such as Super Crate Box and Dungeon Raid have been unsearchable in the App Store.

In other cases, 32-bit apps also went missing from the app store but turned out to be searchable once again after a span of two to three days. The same can be expected for the 187,000 32-bit apps currently in the App Store, this accounts for 8 percent of the total apps on the platform.

There’s still time

Developers of these apps still have ample time to update and make these programs compatible with the 64-bit technology. In fact, developers can still make an adjustment even after the iOS 11 rollout has been implemented.

One example of an app that has a huge following and is still running on 32-bit architecture is YouTube Capture, the software, tallied an estimated 200,000 downloads last month.

So if you are a fan of a certain 32-bit app, there is still a chance for the program to make it to iOS 11 if the community supporting the app is huge enough or if the developers make a move to upgrade the app.

Weak wireless charging

In other news, further leaks in regards to Apple’s next flagship handset are in the news once again. Notorious iPhone leakster Macotakara has revealed that an anonymous source stated that the 10th-anniversary iPhone’s wireless charging feature isn’t as fast as expected.

According to the tipster, Apple will opt to use only 7.5 watts out of the standard 15 watts that Qi considers to be “quick charging” for its wireless stands. This means that the wireless charging technology found in the next flagship iPhone is still not up to par with its Samsung counterparts, as the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and the recently released Note 8 which all take advantage of Qi’s fast charging tech.

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