Pokemon Go Cancelling Support for Older iOS Devices


Pokémon Go will soon drop support for iOS devices that aren't running Apple's iOS 11 operating system. Apple devices that will be affected by the new update include iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPad 4th Gen, iPad 3rd Gen, iPad mini, and iPad 2. The company says that the reason behind taking away support for older systems is that the game has been upgraded and is now being pushed "beyond the capabilities of the operating system on such devices". Unfortunately for some players, an upcoming Pokemon Go update will also make it unplayable on some older iPhones. AR+ is (currently) exclusive to the iPhone 6s and newer phones with iOS 11, as the mode is dependent the ARKit framework built into iOS 11. The change is slated to go into effect on February 28, so either get your Pokémon Go fill before then or beg your parents (or save up yourself) for a smartphone upgrade. None of the devices listed above support iOS 11, which Apple released in September 2017.

Users who are unable to update the game will lose out on access to the game and any in-app purchased items players have paid for over the years.

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Pokemon Go is available on iOS and Android. This is going to be a tragedy of epic proportions for those "biggest screen possible" players out there playing with wi-fi hotspots.

You've got until February 28 if you're using an older iPhone or iPad.