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Native SDK for iOS EOL support for iOS/tvOS 10

The Brightcove Native Player SDK for iOS is ending support for iOS/tvOS 10.

Overview

As of version 6.7.2, the Brightcove Native Player SDK for iOS has ended support for iOS 10 and tvOS 10.

Apple continually releases updates to its iOS operating system which affects the technology that the Brightcove SDK is built around. In order to focus on cutting edge features, we must evolve alongside Apple by providing support for only the relevant versions of iOS.

SDK support for iOS versions is defined in terms of the major.minor.revision of the OS (for example: iOS 13.3.0). Only the latest revision of a version is supported. Customers can still use the Brightcove SDK for iOS on older revisions however we provide no guarantee of functionality.

Data

Apple’s App Store

Apple’s App Store provides usage data that shows which iOS versions have logged into the App Store on a highlighted day. As of January 27, 2020, this data shows that 77% of all iPhone devices introduced in the last four years use iOS 13. For current details, see Apple's App Store data.

App Store Statistics
Figure 1: App Store Statistics on January 27, 2020

Quick adoption by a considerably large percent of the market is a long running trend in the iOS market and is traditionally accelerated at the end of the year due to the holidays. Further historical data on adoption rates for new versions of iOS can be seen at mixpanel.com.

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Page last updated on 13 May 2020