Twitterrific developer Craig Hockenberry has posted the results of a small survey he performed over on his blog. As he was making his apps ready for iOS 7, Hockenberry wondered if many other developers out there are doing the same — dropping support for any version of iOS below iOS 7. So he ran an informal survey that attracted responses of 575 developers.
Unsurprisingly, he discovered that 95% of developers are working on updating their apps for iOS 7. However, what was kinda strange is that more than half (52%) of respondents said they will drop support for any iOS below iOS 7 in the next major version of their app.
Apparently there’s a ton of work involved to make an app compatible with both iOS 7 and earlier versions of the platform. So some developers are opting to leave owners of the older devices unsupported. That’s kinda strange, but hey – you can’t stop the progress. And with the iPhone 5S launch getting closer, it’s fair to argue that the vast majority of iUsers will be running iOS 7 by the end of the year.