Twitter has recently updated its iOS app, and the update carries a small death note. According to a message in the app's update, Twitter kills support for all iPhones and iPads running on iOS 9 or the lower version of the operating system.
First reported by TechCrunch Twitter sees this as an attempt to streamline app development for all its customers.
Note, this does not mean that if you have a device running on iOS 8, you will not be able to access the app. The end of the support simply means that if you're not using iOS 10 or later, your Twitter app will no longer receive any app updates.
Moreover, ending support for older versions of the operating system also means a faster deployment of new features that are compatible with the new technology in the latest versions.
However, it seems that only 4.5 percent of iOS users still use iOS 9, so it really does not look like too many people will be affected anyway.
Such features are much easier with the Apple platform, considering the entire ecosystem is so tightly knit, with over time updated platform updates. IOS 10 was released in 2016, and iPhone and iPad users are now preparing to move to iOS 12.
That said, this is not exactly a unique feature, as many apps streamline the updates by limiting the upgrade to the latest version of the operating system.
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In the best sense, this can be understood as their efforts to concentrate on a limited audience to provide better service.
For devices running on iOS 10 and above, the Twitter app is updated with rotor support for tweets tweets, enhanced voiceover feature on iOS 11, and better support for Braille. There are also some improvements to the tweet composer, home timeline, and direct messages.
With this update, the iOS app now reached version 7.30 and it has a size of about 106 MB.