iPad Pro 10.5: Fastest iOS device to run 32-bit apps?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Ternary, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Ternary macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2015
    Anyone entertained the idea of buying an iPad Pro 10.5 and leaving it on iOS 10 forever to use 32-bit apps on what's probably the fastest device they can run on? Perhaps it'll be a collector's item later due to this perk and how rare iPad Pro 10.5's on iOS 10 will be in the near future.
  2. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2012
    With the big changes iOS 11 brings to the iPad, zero chance I am not updating,
  3. gobikerider macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    I don't get the 32bit apps honestly maybe I'm the 1% but I use about 20 apps, all of which are main stream and 64bit already, if anything my issue is apps updating so quickly their minimum API suppported, so I'm usually upgrading my iOS version sooner rather then later simply to get my apps newer features and such.
  4. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    32 bit apps are inherently 32 bit

    You don't need a10x power to run those

    Kinda moot Iwould imagine even for 32 bit aficionados

    But an interesting observation

    Equally interesting Pro 9.7 may or may not be the last good screen 9.7 device (only other exceptional one is air2)
  5. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    What's so amazing about running 32-bit apps? By definition they will never be updated and be forever stuck at a particular level of functionality.
  6. gobikerider macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    iPad line will continue to exist I bet next year will see a A10 refresh with a better display for $350
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    Or a particular bug that just crashes the app
  7. tarasis macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Here, there and everywhere
    The one appeal is that it’s the last devices that can run the Alchemy music app. Sadly it will never be updated to 64Bit as Apple bought the company and has partially folded some of its abilities into GarageBand.

    Given the €30+ I spent on music packs for it I’d like to cling on to it as long as possible BUT I also want iOS 11 :/

    (Had forgotten this was happening till after I put iOS 11 Beta 1 on my iPad Pro 9.7”)

    Note for me out of about 25-30 32bit apps I have installed, this is the only “must have”. Although I’ll miss having AppShopper & Deadline natively.
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Disagree. The current 9.7 $329.00 won't likely be updated on a yearly basis. It's meant as an introductory iPad to provoke those who want an iPad or who have never owned one, to purchase it.

    The current 9.7 iPad is similar in terms to the iPhone SE. Apple never intended to have either of those lines refreshed on an annual basis, mainly to keep the cost associated where they are and it's not a Product that will have the latest specifications or comparable. However, I do see the 9.7 iPad being updated again at one point.
  9. robbietop macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2017
    Good Ol' US of A
    If you don't want the beautiful blonde riding shotgun in your Ferrari, by all means keep the 10.5" on iOS 10
  10. flowave macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2014
    I am planning to keep iPad Air 1 in ios10 and iPad 3 in ios6 just to keep the 32-bit apps. I have maybe dozen apps that developers won't update.
  11. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    32bit apps are an endangered species, with iOS 11, there will no longer be the ability to run them, so its rather moot about the performance.
  12. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    I purchased an iPod touch primarily for music. However, I've decided to either keep it on IOS 8 or 10 to (1) ensure that the it won't slow down since it really has one major use and (2) allow me to keep some 32-bit apps.

    They're not critical apps and I haven't used some of them in years, but once in a blue moon I like to fire up an old game that I downloaded on my original iPod touch back in 2010 for nostalgia.
  13. darkarn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2017
    I rather use an older iOS version for such legacy apps, easier to restore them and whatnots due to the lack of App Slicing

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