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Pokémon GO to discontinue support on certain Apple devices

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In December last year, Niantic announced AR+ for the iPhone 6s and newer models. The feature allows Trainers to see an enhanced version Pokémon (it appears much larger with AR+), by using Apple's ARKit to enhance Pokémon GO's built-in AR software. The bad news is that it now seems because of this new feature, Niantic is ending support for older Apple devices.

I have a few Apple fanatics in my life, and what I know about them, is that they won't be caught dead with an old Apple phone. But just in case you are an exception to the rule, here's all you need to know about the announcement.

Pokémon GO support ending for older Apple devices

  • All Apple devices not able to upgrade to iOS11
  • Effective: 28 February 2018
  • iPhone 5c    
  • iPhone 5    
  • iPad (4th generation)    
  • iPad (3rd generation)    
  • iPad mini (1st generation)
  • iPad 2

"This change is a result of improvements to Pokémon GO that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices.," explains the Pokémon GO team.

After February 28 Trainers will not be able to access their Pokémon GO account on the older devices or be able to use PokéCoins or anything that remained in the Bag. However, they will be able to access everything when they switch to a device that uses the iOS11.

If your Apple device does meet the requirements, then no action is needed, and you can continue to catch 'em all.

Source: Pokémon GO

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"This change is a result of improvements to Pokémon GO"

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