Twitter Is Ending Support For All Devices Running iOS 9 And Lower
It has been years since Apple moved on from iOS 9 and the devices that run it. Now, Twitter has said that it is ending support for all devices running iOS 9 or lower. In the app's update text, it was reported that only users who are running iOS 10 will continue to receive updates and have a supported client for mobile. Let's dive in to see some more details on the subject.
Twitter Ending Support For All iPhone and iPads Running iOS 9 Or Lower
As we have mentioned earlier, the microblogging site is ending support for iOS 9 and lower operating systems. Twitter's message in the update text emphasizes that the move will allow the app development for supported clients to be streamlined. So iOS 10 will be the oldest version which will still carry support for Twitter and receive future updates. It does make sense as committing to years old hardware makes it difficult for companies to add new features and innovate.
For instance, the iPhone 6 boasts merely 1GB of RAM while the latest iPhone X features 3GB. While the difference does not seem that big on paper but when it comes to adding new features, everything counts in terms of performance. Moreover, apps are being designed to take advantage of the latest technology. Since older firmware does not feature support new hardware makes it difficult for developers to innovate in a way that all devices get the new features.
This is not the first time that an app has forgone support for older firmware. Snapchat and LinkedIn have also moved away from iOS 9. Moreover, in the next couple of weeks, Apple will roll out iOS 12 to the public and the gap will be further widened. If you're wondering whether Twitter is letting go of its userbase is definitely a question but comparing it to Twitter's install base it is a lower number. Moreover, Apple's data indicates that only 5 percent of users are resting on iOS 9 or lower.
There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Twitter ending support for iOS 9 and lower firmware? Let us know in the comments.
News Source: TechCrunch