Patrick, you may have a point, but I am not sure if we could be mis-reading that article. Apple wants app developers to SUPPORT 64-bit, I don't know that they are suggesting that they should ABANDON 32-bit. Think about this very hard. 25% of all iPads being used are still 32-bit. And Apple, through their financial wizardry, often require 30% of all app purchases to go into their pockets. People who have spent $1k on a device would lose their minds if Apple cut off support for their product, they aren't going to go out and spend $1k on a new device just to use an app, and Apple would stand to lose hundreds of millions of dollars on in-app purchases.
I have no doubt that one day, requiring 64-bit will certainly happen, but I think it will be when legacy components make up less than 10% of the market. It is too soon. Apple is NOT requiring us to give up 32-bit support in AIR apps. Their own XCODE still delivers 32-bit/64-bit hybrid apps, as AIR did until AIR 30. This is 100% an ADOBE decision, not Apple forcing it on them.
I know guys who make AIR apps for education, who will lose their clients because educational facilities use older iPads. I personally make real estate apps, and poor people with older iPads need to find homes and investment deals too. And I am sure their are hundreds of other developers who are in the same boat.
If Adobe can continue to provide hybrid 32-bit/64-bit apps, I see no reason why they shouldn't until Apple actually pulls the rug. And Apple hasn't yet. And I don't think that Apple will for awhile because they stand to lose too much.
Please go to the adobe forum that I posted earlier in this thread, and simply request that Adobe give us the OPTION to continue packaging our apps in the format that we require, rather than simply taking it from us. Thanks!