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Bert-Jan

No universal binary for iOS in 10.4

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My iOS-app was compiled as universal binary to accommodate as many users as possible. In 10.4 this is no longer an option.

 

I wonder whether anyone else is in the same situation.

 

Will I need to make a new app-id and simply stop updating the old app?

 

I hope someone can shed some light on this.

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57 minutes ago, Bert-Jan said:

Will I need to make a new app-id and simply stop updating the old app?

Why would you need to create a new app id? 

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I expect Apple to reject a new version that went from universal to 64bit only.

 

A few weeks ago I tried to add location services and Apple (through Transporter upload) spawned an error message saying that with this new feature I might exclude existing users from upgrading.

 

Haven't tried it yet but I expect a similar error with a non universal version. Maybe I am wrong.

Edited by Bert-Jan

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Of course you might exclude existing users. Those with 32Bit iOS. How many are there, though? What do you know about your users? Do you have any information?

 

However, that still wont lead to a new AppID.

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I think that Apple is just phasing out 32-Bit, there is no more need to support 32-Bit any longer.

All old phone owners should order a new one (Apples view).
If you want to update 32-Bit versions for older OS, maybe you can keep one Rx10.3.3 in a virtual machine, as long as this might work,
to be able to upload such apps.

Never tried, but maybe a pure 32-Bit IPA for older OS can be still uploaded via transporter somehow, but I doubt it.

Here could be some insights, howto try this via command line tool.
If still possible, you could have two VM, one for 32-Bit Apps, one for 64-Bit Apps.

 

Maybe to support 32-Bit is pointless, as you could find here.

 

Edited by Rollo62

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I use Transporter on my Mac to upload the IPA to Apple for review. After uploading a version with Location Services it rejected the IPA because it might exclude users.

 

I can't remember the exact error message but it something like that.

 

So I figured, this may also occur when I upload a 64bit only version.

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I have seen the "exclude users" warning only from Android, are you sure this is in iOS too ?
Would be interesting to see this warning on iOS exactly.

With Android you simple confirm: yes, I have to exclude some ancient users (those from ancient Android 4,5,6,..).

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I will try to reproduce the error given by Transporter.

 

Thanks.

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