Pokemon Go Ends Support For Older iPhones and iPads

Pokemon Go Ends Support For Older iPhones and iPads

Niantic makes Pokemon Go iOS 11 or bust.

A month after the iOS 11-specific augmented reality update for Pokemon Go on iPhones, Niantic is taking the next step for older versions of Apple's mobile operating system. The company announced today that it will no longer supporting devices that can't upgrade to iOS 11, including the older iPhone 5.

"In an upcoming update to Pokemon Go, we will end support for Apple devices not capable of upgrading to iOS 11, such as iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c models. This change is a result of improvements to Pokemon Go that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices," says Niantic in its update.

Pokemon Go will drop support for the older devices after February 28, 2018. The list of devices includes the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), and iPad mini (1st generation).

"After that date, Trainers using affected devices may no longer be able to access their Pokemon Go accounts from that device, or use their PokeCoins or other items in their Bags. They will need to switch to a supported device to continue playing Pokemon Go," says the developer.

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