Reddit App Ends Support for iOS 12, Now Requires iPhone 6S or Later

Reddit for iOS and iPadOS now no longer supports iOS 12 and older, meaning that customers running a version of Apple's mobile operating system released more than two years ago will not be able to receive updates to the app.

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Reddit announced the new change in its latest App Store update, saying that "Moving forward, we will only support iOS 13.0 and above." In simpler terms, users will now need an iPhone 6s or later to install the Reddit App following this week's App Store update. Luckily, the majority of active iPhones and iPad devices are running iOS 14, meaning the lack of support for older iOS firmware will not impact a significant amount of users.

In its ‌App Store‌ update, Reddit also introduced a new "double tap on images to zoom in" feature that gives users more ability to zoom into photos, much like the stock Photos app on iOS and iPadOS. For users looking for an alternative to the stock Reddit app, Apollo for Reddit remains a popular choice amongst users. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

mystery hill Avatar
7 months ago

It's crazy that they supported lower than the 6S before this update.
It's crazy that MacRumors write an article each time an app is updated and no longer supports an older iOS version.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
7 months ago

silently announced
Oxymoron of the day.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NewUsername Avatar
7 months ago
If you use a device that can't run the latest version of iOS, you also know you won't be able to use the latest version of every single app. However, the iPhone 5s and 6 are still widely used in many countries. If I were an app developer I would say it is still too early to drop support for iOS 12.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
futbalguy Avatar
7 months ago

If you use a device that can't run the latest version of iOS, you also know you won't be able to use the latest version of every single app. However, the iPhone 5s and 6 are still widely used in many countries. If I were an app developer I would say it is still too early to drop support for iOS 12.
As a developer, it’s difficult to support an old OS. iOS 12 doesn’t support frameworks like SwiftUI, Combine and more. There may be a business case for supporting those users but the devs want the better tools to work faster.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wanha Avatar
7 months ago
Sending hope and prayers to the 4.48% of iOS users that are still on iOS 12 or earlier to cope with this tragic turn of events.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AmazeSE Avatar
7 months ago

They can still use their browser to go to reddit, right?
I have the 1st gen iPad Air with the A7 which runs iOS 12. The Reddit app still works, the only change is that iOS 12 devices won’t get the app updates anymore. It’s still possible to use the Reddit app normally.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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