04 September 2018
Twitter is reportedly ending support for the devices running iOS 9 and older. Twitter has conveyed this via its app’s update. Reportedly, only the users with the devices running the iOS 10 and above will continue to receive the updates and have a support.
The decision has reportedly been made so as to streamline the development of the app. Older devices running iOS 9 and below will not perform as good as the app on the devices running iOS 10 and above. So, it’s mandatory to not burden the devices having low-end specs with some heavy updates. Companies do optimize their software so that they could carry the future app updates with an ease, however, with time, the performance gets affected.
App developers design their apps so as to take the advantage of the latest technology. So, something when not in sync would affect the overall performance eventually.
According to Apple’s data, only 5 percent of users have their devices running iOS 9 or lower. So, this isn’t going to harm Twitter’s user base much.
Snapchat and LinkedIn have also moved away from iOS 9. It should also be noted that Apple will soon make the iOS 12 available to public and the gap will then be further widened.