Install iOS 10.3.3 to Keep App Support
Developers of popular applications are starting to kill support for older versions of iOS.
In April, Asana released a new update that effectively kills support for Apple's iOS 8 operating system. Version 5.12.0 arrived with the following message:
"The Asana app will no longer support iOS 8. And if that doesn't get you to update your iOS, then maybe the unicorn and shrug emojis (plus 150+ others) will. Otherwise you won't be able to track your work. Or accurately express yourself to your teammates."
If you use Asana, you're currently using a device that runs iOS 8, and you skipped iOS 10.3.1, you'll need to update to iOS 10.3.3 in order to use it. Asana's not the only app that requires a more recent version of iOS.
Supercell, the developer behind Clash of Clans, recently released an update that kills support for devices running iOS 7. If you want to continue playing Clash of Clans, you must be on iOS 8 or higher.
Whole Foods also recently killed support for iOS 9 and below. If you want to use the Whole Foods app, you must be using iOS 10.0 or above.
These are just three examples but it could be the start of a growing trend as we push deeper into the year, closer to the release of iOS 11 in the fall. Remember, 32-bit apps won't launch on iOS 11.
If you've been toiling on an older version of iOS, it might be time to make your move.