Pokemon GO To Drop Support For Older iOS Devices, Niantic Lab Confirms

Maricris Jose
4:44 PM

Pokemon GO will no longer be playable on older iOS devices. As a matter of fact, Niantic Lab already publicized that the support for certain models of iPhone and iPad will be dropped starting on 28th February.

According to Eurogamer, the Pokemon GO will no longer have support for iPhone 5 and 5C beginning on 28th February. Not only that, the 4th generation iPad, which was released in 2012 and all earlier iPad versions will also experience the support drop on the same date.

After the aforementioned date, those using Apple devices that cannot be updated to iOS 11 will not be capable of accessing their Pokemon Go accounts. They can also no longer use PokeCoins or other items without moving to one of the supported gadgets on Niantic Lab’s list.

It is also worth mentioning that the older devices will be dropped to accommodate improvements to Pokémon GO that pushed the application outside the capacities of the OS on such devices. But then the said improvements are remains to be seen.

In separate news, NDTV Gadgets has recalled that nearly a month ago, Pokemon Go developer Niantic has publicized that Apple devices from the iPhone 6s and above will have support for AR+. This is a new mode that takes advantage of Apple’s ARKit frame for a superior degree of realism.

With the use of AR+ in Pokemon Go, Pokemon can now live in a fixed point on the screen. Users can walk up close to a Pokemon and perfectly see how it sizes up in the real world. Aside from that, Pokemon are mindful of trainers getting close to an awareness meter. This will let them know how close they are to being spotted. Niantic recommends tapping on nearby grass onscreen which could let the Pokemon reemerge if it was conscious of the gamer’s presence.

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