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Apple will soon end support for 32-bit apps

By Kenny Yeo - on 13 Apr 2018, 10:31am

Apple will soon end support for 32-bit apps

In the latest version of macOS (10.13.4), users will receive a one-time alert when they open a 32-bit app informing them that the app needs to be updated for compatibility.

At WWDC 2017 last year, Apple has announced that macOS High Sierra would be the last version of macOS to run 32-bit apps without compromise.

And with WWDC 2018 less than two months away, it won't be long before Apple drops support 32-bit apps altogether.

(Image source: AppleInsider)

Now is a good time to check if your favorite apps are 64-bit compatible. To do so, you can click on the top left corner of your screen on the Apple icon and go to 'About This Mac.'

Next, click 'System Report.'

On the left-hand panel, scroll down to 'Software' and click on 'Applications.'

You will be greeted by a list showing all apps on your Mac. On the rightmost side, there will be a column that says '64-bit Intel.' Apps that are listed as 'No' are 32-bit only.

For more information, check out Apple's support page here.