What advantages should we be experiencing now iOS is solely 64bit?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by RecentlyConverted, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2015
    i thought that ios11 being solely 64bit with no support for 32bit would bring speed improvements. I certainly haven’t noticed any. What improvements should we be getting with 64bit only OS?
  2. macfacts macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2012
    The improvements were more free ram from not having to have the 32bit os libraries loaded in ram. Also more free storage space from not having to have to include them in iOS. Any bugs in the 32bit OS libraries won't affect the user experience. Those are the improvements from a users point of view.

    From Apple's point of view, it costs less. Apple doesn't have to have people maintain the 32bit os libraries (fix bugs or security issues). With the extra free ram, they can add new OS features while keeping base ram at 2gb (cost issue again).
  3. RecentlyConverted thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2015
  4. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    I thought I saw somewhere that iOS 11 still contains the 32-bit code, it's just disabled, and will probably be cleaned up in a later update. Maybe I'm remembering wrong?

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