A question that has come up frequently on this forum is “why was the Panorama 6 to Panorama X transition necessary?” along with the related question “why is Apple dropping 32 bit apps?” Today I saw an excellent blog post about this that explains this topic really well. It gets a bit technical towards the end, but it’s definitely written for general audiences, not programmers. So if you’ve ever wondered about this, you may find this really interesting.
Apple’s Technology Transitions
A lot of the controversy comes down to people not understanding the how or the why of these transitions, and why Apple ultimately drops the old technology. So I thought it would be useful to explore Apple’s history of transitions and try to explain some of the reasons for this latest one in a way everyone can understand.