Pokémon GO support is being severely curtailed beginning next month. From Feb. 28, you’ll need iOS 11 to play the game on iOS devices, thereby cutting off access on some older iPhones and iPads.
In a blog post, the Pokémon GO team explains the change is a result of improvements to Pokémon GO that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on older devices.
After (Feb. 28), 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.
Because of this change, the game will no longer be available to those using an iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPads from the iPad 2 through the fourth-generation model, and first-generation iPad mini. These models don’t support iOS 11.
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