Apple has announced that its upcoming macOS Mojave release for Macs will officially be the last to support 32-bit apps.
Apple first introduced support for 64-bit apps way back in 2007 with the release of OS X Leopard, and last year’s macOS High Sierra release was the last to support 32-bit apps “without compromise”, according to Apple.
Back in April, Apple started pushing a notification to users on macOS 10.13.4 when opening 32-bit apps, warning that the app would need to be updated and optimized by the developer:
Apple didn’t elaborate on exactly what the compromises might be with 32-bit apps running on Mojave, but it confirmed that it would indeed remove support entirely starting with next year’s macOS release.
As Apple officially removes 32-bit support next year, it will also remove related 32-bit only frameworks including the QuickTime framework, Java 1.6 Apple framework, and Carbon HLTB.
Apple gave us our on Monday, with features including a new dark mode, Home app, and a redesigned App Store. It also gave us a sneak peek at its plans to make it easier for devs to bring iOS apps to Mac, noting that it used the in-testing tech to bring the Home app, Stocks, and Apple News to Mojave.