Has Clips, Apple’s new video editing app, piqued your interest? If so, good luck downloading it on your iPhone 5/5c or iPad 4. That’s because the free of charge video creation app lacks support for 32-bit iOS devices despite requiring the recently-released iOS 10.3, which in itself runs on 32-bit iOS devices.

As first noted by AppleInsider, this could be interpreted as another sign that Apple will stop supporting 32-bit devices when iOS 11 releases later this year.

“It is not exactly clear when Apple will completely drop support for 32-bit devices in the iOS itself,” writes the publication. “The omission of 32-bit device compatibility appears to be another step for the company in that direction.”

In another sign that iOS 11 will make the end of the road for 32-bit apps and devices, Apple’s changed a warning about 32-bit apps on iOS 10.3. The reworded prompt now cautions users that using a 32-bit app will slow down their 64-bit device.

TUTORIAL: How to identify 32-bit apps that are installed on your iOS device

“This app will not work with future version of iOS,” reads the reworded prompt on iOS 10.3. Moreover, iOS 10.3 includes a new App Compatibility section within the Settings app that names and shames all 32-bit apps that are installed on your device.

The following iOS devices are 64-bit:

  • iPhone 5s/SE/6/6s/7
  • iPad Air and iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 4
  • Sixth-generation iPod touch
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad (2017)

Last but not least, iOS 10.3.1 has brought back the ability to update 32-bit iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices over the air though owners of iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPad 4 were always able to update their legacy hardware through iTunes. This is interesting in and of itself because the iOS 10.3.2 beta currently lacks 32-bit device support.

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According to Apple, the Clips app requires iOS 10.3 and supports iPhone 5s and later, 9.7-inch iPad (2017), all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad mini 2 and later and sixth-generation iPod touch.

Clips is a free download from App Store.

Have you tried out Clips yet?

Source: AppleInsider

  • Steve Harvey

    Poor people with 32 bit devices…….. and jailbroken devices.

    • Picapollo


  • Agneev

    If so, good luck downloading it on your iPhone 5/5c or iPad 4.

    Who writes like that?

    • Anonymouse

      You must be new to iDB 🙂

      • Agneev

        Been here since the last year, dickwad!

      • Anonymouse

        Hey angry ant, when I wrote you must be new here, that was a tongue in cheek response to who writes like that. If you have been here for over one month let alone one year you’d have noticed that this authors articles are to put it eloquently, riddled with shite. So if anyone questions this authors writing style I’d automatically assume the reader must be new to iDB. Understand? Now pull your head in.

      • Timothy

        No, he seems to be everywhere, unfortunately.

    • Timothy

      Seriously dude, what’s your problem? You always point out “mistakes” in these articles that aren’t even there… I have seen dozens of your comments on iDB and I don’t think a single one has been positive. If you hate the site so much, why do you keep reading it??

      • Agneev

        Point out my mistake, if you can!

      • Anonymouse

        I don’t think he was pointing out a mistake. Rather was pointing out the manner in which the author was advising readers by wishing them good luck in downloading an app that can’t be downloaded on older 32 bit devices.
        Like saying to a blind man, good luck watching the sun set.
        If I’m not mistaken English is the second language for the author, however sensitivity isn’t affected by that fact, nor is immaturity.

  • Anonymouse

    A clunky written article