Pokémon GO Won't Support Older iPhones and iPads in Next Update

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Pokemon GO is cancelling support for older iOS devices that are incapable of upgrading to iOS 11, such as the iPhone 5 and 5c.

In separate news, NDTV Gadgets has recalled that almost a month ago, Pokemon Go developer Niantic has publicized that Apple devices from the iPhone 6s and above will have support for AR+.

These users will lose access to any in-app purchased items, unless they upgrade their hardware to continue playing.


Niantic has been steadfastly making improvements to Pokemon Go since its launch in July 2016, switching up gameplay rules for a better player experience, adding features such as dynamic weather and pushing for more hardware specific features in its AR component. This includes the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5C, and the iPad 4. You'll want to use these six Pokemon with these move sets to stand the best possible chance of winning.

Following the launch of Gen 3 into the game, Niantic released the first Gen 3 legendary, Groudon, who Niantic said was only available as a Raid boss until 1pm PST (9pm GMT) on January 15, 2018. This comes almost a week after the third beta was released to the same party.

Fans of Pokemon Go who haven't upgraded their phones or tablets since 2013 or earlier are about to have to find a new way to catch 'em all. Any of you that do, though, you're out of luck, I guess. Right after that you will have to follow the instructions provided on the screen and your iOS will update to the 11.2.2 version. Unfortunately for some players, an upcoming Pokemon Go update will also make it unplayable on some older iPhones.

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