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Pokemon GO Ending Support for More iPhones and iPads

10 January 2018

None of the devices listed above support iOS 11, which Apple released in September 2017. No doubt, players who have invested real money into the game via microtransactions will be fairly vexed that they're being ditched for not having the latest iPhone or iPad. While dropping support from older phones will probably affect only a small portion of Pokemon Go players, the announcement was not met with much enthusiasm from current players.

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In an update published on the official Pokemon GO website, Niantic confirmed that it would soon be ending support for Apple devices that are "not capable of upgrading to iOS 11". Therefore, following February 28th, 2018, Pokemon Go players on affected devices will no longer be able to log into their accounts or use items in-game.

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When these changes take place, Pokemon GO players will no longer be able to access their accounts from these devices, though all of the items, Pokemon and PokeCoins in their accounts can be transferred over to another device. 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". As the developer continues to update the game it can't continue to support older operating systems that just can't handle the new features.

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Pokemon GO Ending Support for More iPhones and iPads