Microsoft has confirmed that it will remove its SwiftKey app from the Apple Store next week and will end support for the iOS version in october 5th.
It will still be available to you if you have downloaded it on your iPhone as long as you do not uninstall it.
In its official statement, Microsoft says it will continue to support SwiftKey on Android. Director of Product Management at SwiftKey, Chris Wolfe, explained to users that the app will continue to function normally on iOS until it is manually uninstalled.
The decision to discontinue SwiftKey on iOS comes after months of user complaints, which apparently went unheeded. Also, it was noticed that Microsoft hasn’t updated the app for over a year, which led to suspicions that it had already silently discontinued the app for some time.
It is still unclear why Microsoft has decided to end support of the famous application for iPhones. SwiftKey has been available on iOS since 2014, two years before Microsoft acquired the app.
SwiftKey will continue to be available on Android and will be fully supported, with Microsoft releasing periodic updates. Last year, the app brought clipboard syncing between Windows and Android devices that use SwiftKey, but said at the time it wouldn’t be possible on iOS.