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Pokemon GO discontinuing support on Apple devices that can’t upgrade to iOS 11

Posted on January 10, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in Mobile, News

Pokemon GO will soon be ending support for Apple devices that cannot upgrade to iOS. These include iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c models.

In a statement, Niantic said that the move “is a result of improvements to Pokémon GO that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices.” When the change takes place on February 28, you won’t be able to access your account from the impacted device, or use PokeCoins or other items in your Bag.

You can read the full statement from Niantic and listing of impacted devices below.

“In an upcoming update to Pokémon GO, we will end support for Apple devices not capable of upgrading to iOS 11, such as iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c models. This change is a result of improvements to Pokémon GO that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices. This change will take effect on 02/28/2018. After that date, Trainers using affected devices may no longer be able to access their Pokémon GO accounts from that device, or use their PokéCoins or other items in their Bags. They will need to switch to a supported device to continue playing Pokémon GO.”

Impacted devices

iPhone 5c – 2013; A1456, A1507, A1516, A1529, A1532
iPhone 5 – 2012; A1428, A1429, A1442
iPad (4th generation) – Late 2012; A1458, A1459, A1460
iPad (3rd generation) – Early 2012; A1416, A1430, A1403
iPad mini (1st generation) – Late 2012; A1432, A1454, A1455
iPad 2 – 2011; A1395, A1396, A1397

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  • StrawhatEevee

    Ugh, this is kind of garbage honestly. I have a newer device, but I’ve been putting off upgrading the ios for months because it decreases battery life and I don’t care about it. Literally every other app runs fine on 10.3 or whatever I’m on. Of course it’d be Niantic to ruin the party.

    • Unamis

      Based on the above, you don’t need to upgrade your OS. It says your phone only needs to be “capable of upgrading to iOS 11,” not actually at iOS 11.

      I haven’t upgraded to iOS 11 yet, and I don’t plan to (10.3.3). I wish apple would give us a “don’t ask me to upgrade again” button.

      I agree that it sucks, but unfortunately it is inevitable that older devices stop getting supported.

    • Tlink7

      Don’t buy Apple, problem solved

  • Roto Prime

    This is how digital games should be, pay up the 1k+ for the newer phones or you can’t play the game…..genius!!!

  • Apfel
    • Roto Prime

      Coño!!! was it the amazon bonus one or the normal SE?

      • Apfel

        Joder! Dear Roto, the one with amazon benefits…
        sold out in 2 minutes…
        But you still have your preorder though…

        • Roto Prime

          Yes, I need one more so I can play two player mode, thanks for the heads up none the less <3

      • Apfel

        I had the amazon benefits reserved, but had no international shipping. You can send amazon a message about wrong information in the listing. I’ve sent a couple of messages about adding international shipping, then I chatted with an amazon japan agent, and asked if they could add international shipping, and she said she will try…
        apparently, it works…or it’s just a coincidence…
        But this might be useful for future preorders with domestic shipping only.

        • Roto Prime

          Your so lucky, totally jelly, I will try that next time, you have the best tips <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

          • Apfel

            At your service!

          • Roto Prime

            Your the best <3 ;____; Thank you for being so amazing!!!!!

  • Tlink7

    I gotta love how people still support a company that forces you to buy new devices for a ridiculous amount of money instead of just letting you upgrade your current overpriced hardware.

    • Triforce of the Gods

      The worst is when the let you upgrade but it kills performance because it was meant to improve battery life. My friend had to upgrade to the 8 after iOS 11 killed her 6. My wife had already upgraded to the 7 because she ran out of storage and as you said she couldn’t upgrade it.

      • Tlink7

        Yeah, you can’t even put SD cards in the things… preposterous

  • MoYeung

    “This change is a result of improvements to Pokémon GO that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices.”

    What capabilities of the operating system are required?

    • karol zdzich

      Apple money for Niantic

  • Snackster1001

    How to not have these outdated app problems:

    1. S T O P B U Y I N G A P P L E

    2. G E T A N A N D R O I D