Mac users, Apple has a warning for you

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Mac users, Apple has a warning for you

Mac users, Apple has a warning for you Mac users, Apple has a warning for you Robin Sinha Apple last year withdrew support for 32-bit apps on its iOS platform. Now, the Cupertino-based tech firm wants to end this support for macOS apps as well. There is no public announcement yet but the new warning shown on mac devices is a clear indication. Ars Technica notes that Apple macOS users will start seeing this notification alerts suggesting them that 32-bit apps won’t be supported in the upcoming version of the operating system. Some have started seeing them already. | Gadgets Now | Apr 14, 2018, 04.27PM IST Apple MacBook NEW DELHI: Apple last year withdrew support for 32-bit apps on its iOS platform. Now, the Cupertino-based tech firm wants to end this support for macOS apps as well. There is no public announcement yet but the new warning shown on mac devices is a clear indication. Ars Technica notes that Apple macOS users will start seeing this notification alerts suggesting them that 32-bit apps won’t be supported in the upcoming version of the operating system. Some have started seeing them already. “This app needs to be updated by its developer to improve compatibility,” the notification says. But this is not all as the message will be followed by a ‘Learn More’ option that will navigate them through the dedicated Apple Support page. The support page adds that Apple already alerted developers at its WWDC 2017 conference that macOS High Sierra will be the last to support 32-bit apps. “Apple began the transition to 64-bit hardware and software technology for Mac over a decade ago and is working with developers to transition their apps to 64-bit. At our Worldwide Developers Conference in 2017, Apple informed developers that macOS High Sierra would be the last version of macOS to run 32-bit apps without compromise,” says the page. 32-bit apps will work fine for now Apple has not yet revealed when exactly it will be ending the support for 32-bit apps. The apps may still run in the next macOS version but not as seamlessly as it does now. “The 64-bit transition for macOS and macOS apps is still underway, so final transition dates have not yet been established,” adds the support page. For what’s worth, the firm has already stopped accepting 32-bit macOS apps to the Mac App Store. We have to wait until June when Apple talks about it in detail at the WWDC 2018 conference. How to check which 32-bit apps need to get updated on your Mac device Although users will now get alerted what apps need to get updated once they open it, there is a simple method through which you can see the entire list of Mac apps that are in 32-bit and need to get updated. Here are the steps: -In your macOS-running device, click on the Apple logo on the top-left corner. -In the drop-down, click on the ‘About this Mac’ option. -Clicking on it will open a new window revealing details about the device, its memory, disk space and more. In the particular window, click on the ‘System Report’ option at the bottom. -In the next window that opens, navigate to Software/Applications options on the left sidebar and sort all the apps by ’64-bit (Intel)’. -All those apps that say ‘No’ means they are 32-bit apps and need to get updated to 64-bit. Ones showing ‘Yes’ means they are 64-bit apps and will work seamlessly in the next macOS version. Why 64-bit apps? As explained by Apple, 64-bit applications are better than 32-bit ones because the former can ‘access dramatically more memory and enable faster system performance.’ Apple’s Metal Graphics acceleration technology also works with the 64-bit apps only. For those unaware, Metal Graphics by Apple allows the CPU and GPU to work in a more effective manner, delivering faster graphics performance in games and high-performance apps. Check out the latest laptops , gaming laptops, reviews , comparisons and more only on Gadgetsnow.com See Also