Niantic has announced that Pokémon GO will soon no longer support older iPhone and iPad devices, that are not capable of running iOS 11.
That, more specifically, refers to the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPad 2, iPad mini (1st generation), iPad (3rd generation), and iPad (4th generation), with the developer’s reasoning that their work on the location-based game has pushed it beyond the operating system on such devices.
“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,” Niantic explained.
“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 28th February 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. You can see the full list of impacted devices and learn more by visiting our Help Center.”