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Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Bad News for Pokémon GO Players Using iPhone 5

Bad News for Pokémon GO Players Using iPhone 5

Pokémon Go will soon drop support for iOS devices that aren't running Apple's iOS 11 operating system. Developer Niantic confirmed that the popular mobile game will soon discontinue support for devices that can not run the latest version of iOS.

These users will lose access to any in-app purchased items, unless they upgrade their hardware to continue playing.

Dropping support for five-year-old tech may not affect the majority of players, but plenty of families play together with children on second-hand devices.

You've got until February 28 if you're using an older iPhone or iPad. The move was an expected one, though it's still disappointing to those that have older phones.

Whilst no official announcement has been made on what happens when Groudon leaves the game, a change in the recent master file may indicate the imminent arrival of Kyogre as a new raid boss. When will this option come up it's still a mystery, as there is no word about it in the beta.

Pokemon GO can be downloaded now on iOS and Android.

In addition to the above, it's also worth noting that the game just relased another batch of Ex-Raid passes.

"You know what? I'm done with this EX-Raid Pass System". Right after that you will have to follow the instructions provided on the screen and your iOS will update to the 11.2.2 version.

This week the folks at Niantic announced an update to Pokemon GO, an update that might not sit well for users of elderly iPhones.

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