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  1. Apache Cordova
  2. CB-4863

Drop iOS 5.0 support, and support arm64

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.0.0
    • Fix Version/s: 3.5.0
    • Component/s: cordova-ios
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      Adding this issue for discussion.

      We still support iOS 5.0 in the Deployment Target.
      iOS 6.0 and greater support enables arm64 support (64-bit) but not sure of any advantages there, really.

      Also, this is consistent with our previous support where we only support the current iOS version and one version back. Also, finding a device with iOS 5 support (besides the iPad 1, which cannot have iOS 6 support) is becoming problematic.

      iOS 6 API diffs from 5:

      Apple's note regarding 64-bit support: https://developer.apple.com/news/index.php?id=9162013a

      If you wish to continue to support iOS 6 then you will need to build for 32-bit only. Next month we will be making changes that will allow you to create a single app binary that supports 32-bit on iOS 6, as well as 32-bit and 64-bit on iOS 7.

      So, based on that I think if we go ahead and support arm64 we wait for this 64-bit iOS fat binary functionality coming "next month". This probably will coincide with their Mavericks 10.9 OS and SDK release with the new accompanying Xcode bump.


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            • Assignee:
              shazron Shazron Abdullah
              shazron Shazron Abdullah


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