Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

New Pokemon GO Update Incompatible With Old iOS Versions

New Pokemon GO Update Incompatible With Old iOS Versions

A big new update is coming for Pokemon GO. Developer Niantic confirmed that the popular mobile game will soon discontinue support for devices that can not run the latest version of iOS.

Melvin Mughal, founder of WeCure and publisher of the Melv1n blog, ran performance tests on his iPhone 6 before and immediately after updating to iOS 11.2.2.

As we can see from the video the iPhone 7 running the iOS 11.2.2 booted up slightly faster than the device running the new beta, although the difference between the two was minimal. The feature will let Siri retrieve podcasts from the Washington Post by default, but users will be given the option to switch to CNN, Fox News and NPR.

The following Apple iOS devices will no longer work with Pokémon GO after February 28, 2018.

Benchmarks reveal that Apple's latest update has a drastic impact on performance on some devices.

"In an upcoming update to Pokemon Go, we will end support for Apple devices not capable of upgrading to iOS 11, such as iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c models", Niantic wrote in an update on the official Pokemon Go website. The bug was first spotted in iOS 11.2.5 beta 1, so it's good that Apple dealt with it right away before it could appear in the newer pre-release versions. On February 28, 2018, any device that cannot upgrade to iOS 11 will no longer be compatible withthe game, meaning people will need to use an Apple iOS device that is capable of upgrading to iOS 11 or switch to a compatible Android device to keep playing. Meanwhile, public beta testers should head to Settings General Software Update to obtain beta 5 over-the-air.

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