Pokémon Go will drop support for older iPhones and iPads

Pokémon Go will drop support for older iPhones and iPads

Pokémon Go will drop support for older iPhones and iPads

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

A general rule of thumb is that if your Apple device can't upgrade to iOS 11, you won't be able to play Pokémon GO once March rolls around.

The Pokemon GO team announced the change is coming because they are making improvements to the game that will "push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices".

Wondering if your device is included in the purge?

This means that iPhone 5 and 5C devices, or older, will no longer be capable of running the popular mobile title when support is removed on 28 February 2018.

Pokemon GO recently released a rather important update to the games Master File which could hint at some big upcoming changes to the game in the week ahead. Intel said its chips, which power Macs and devices from other manufacturers, contain the flaw, as do processors based on ARM Holdings architecture, which is used in iOS devices and Android smartphones. When will this option come up it's still a mystery, as there is no word about it in the beta. Any of you that do, though, you're out of luck, I guess.

The new Ex-Raid invites are scheduled for January 16th and according to the Pokemon GO Hub, this new wave of passes appear to be targeting "mostly" first time raiders.

Currently Ex-Raid's are the only way for players to fight and capture Legendary Raid Boss Mewtwo.

It's also worth noting that Pokemon GO may well see a noticeable drop in players once the update rolls out.

The news might be a huge bummer for a lot of Pokemon Go players, many of whom are younger and may not have the newest handsets.

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