Pokemon Go Will Soon Stop Working On Older iPhones And iPads
Jan 11 2018
Trainers that use an older Apple device to play Pokemon GO will have until the end of February to upgrade. If you own an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c, you won't be able to play Pokemon GO any longer, the developer announced.
It is also worth mentioning that the older devices will be dropped to accommodate improvements to Pokémon GO that pushed the application outside the capacities of the OS on such devices. Another 4% of iPhone users continued to use even older models as of past year. The update will come on February 28, so fans that want to keep playing will have to upgrade to a higher iPhone model. If you have an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, or newer, you'll still be good to go.
In addition to the iPhone 5 and 5c, this change affects first-, third-, and fourth-generation iPads, plus the iPad 2. "As players migrate from older operating system versions to newer ones, we periodically update our supported device requirements to focus on the devices our player base use". Of course, this problem is completely dependent on Niantic porting AR+ to Android devices, but that is no guarantee Pokemon GO will always run on every Android smartphone or tablet. "They will need to switch to a supported device to continue playing Pokemon Go".
Pokemon Go is already experiencing a tumultuous 2018, as many players are growing frustrated with the controversial EX raid feature.