Pokémon GO to Drop Devices Not Running iOS 11

Pokémon GO to Drop Devices Not Running iOS 11
Pokémon GO’s creators have revealed that the game will no longer support Apple devices running systems older than iOS 11.

(CCM) — Pokémon GO is undoubtedly one of the most popular recent mobile games, but it may soon become unavailable for select Apple devices. According to a new report, Niantic, the company behind Pokémon GO, has announced that it will stop supporting Apple devices that are running all iOS versions older than iOS 11. This revelation also means that users of iPhones older than iPhone 5/5C will no longer be able to play the game on their devices.

Niantic revealed through an OTA update sent to affected devices that support for their systems will end on Feb. 28, 2018. 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.”

Also a part of Niantic’s memo is the fact that users on Apple devices older than iOS 11 won't be allowed to access their PokéCoins and other items. The Pokémon GO accounts of such users won't be terminated, though, and they can always access them on a different, compatible device. 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.

Image: © Niantic.