Although support for 32-bitsappar in IOS already started to disappear with the latest updates, it looks like Apple is on track to phase it out completely. 9to5Mac reports the fact that the IOS 11 will totally miss the support for the old format.
They refer to Steven Troughton-Smith, a renowned developer, which on Twitter wrote that the assistance will shortly be scrapped.
Devs: I'm hearing very Clearly iOS 11 will not have 32bit app support at all. Update legacy apps now if you want them to survive past September
– Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) April 8, 2017
(… and it sounds like future A-series chips will not even include 32-bit support. Wonder if That'll free up any performance / die space?)
– Steve TS (@stroughtonsmith ) april 8, 2017
This means that apps coded for a 32-bit processor will no longer work in the operating system. Old apps that are not updated in a long time, therefore completely put off.
Apple has already hinted of a future abolition. With IOS 10.2.1 they introduced a warning message stating that the app threatened to slow down the device they run on. In addition, the company has since IOS 9 policy to new apps must be available in both 32-bit and 64-bit.