Flappy Bird, the frustratingly popular game that took the world by storm a couple of years ago, still exists. Many of us have since been over the game once the hype died down but if you’re one of those who continues to play this game, keep in mind that Flappy Bird cannot be played on an iOS 11-powered device. This has been confirmed by the game’s creator Dong Nguyen himself.
Flappy Bird was launched back in May 2013. The game crossed 50 million downloads by February 2014. It caused so much controversy that Nguyen decided to take the game off of the App Store later that month.
Since then, iPhone users have been able to use various methods to keep the game alive on their handsets even after updating their phones. Nguyen hasn’t supported the game since. “My responsibility of supporting this app was finished since 2014,” he said in a Facebook comment.
Nguyen has confirmed that Flappy Bird won’t be compatible with iOS 11. That’s because Flappy Bird is a 32-bit app whereas Apple’s latest iteration of iOS has switched over to 64-bit apps. Nguyen could update Flappy Bird to 64-bit if he wanted and then it would work just fine with iOS 11. He’s not going to do that, though.
Nguyen has confirmed via his Facebook page that the original Flappy Bird title can not be played on an iOS 11 device. If you’re a Flappy Bird fan using a device that can be updated to iOS 11, the only option that you have is to not update to the latest and greatest iteration of iOS.
I’m not sure that would be a wise idea, though.