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Pokemon Go support for iPhone 5, 5C to end in February

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Pokemon Go to Drop Support for Apple Devices that Cannot Be Upgraded to iOS 11

Dedicated players with older iOS devices don't have much time to prepare themselves for this update, with it set to take effect on February 28th, 2018.

Niantic explains that this change is due to the fact that improvements to Pokemon Go are pushing the app beyond the capabilities of older versions of the mobile operating system.

Wondering if your device is included in the purge?

Affected devices include the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad mini, and iPad 2.

For more on Pokemon GO be sure to read about all the Gen 3 Pokemon now available in the game, as well as the recent regional Pokemon migrations.

Pokemon Go is available on iOS and Android. When will this option come up it's still a mystery, as there is no word about it in the beta.

We would imagine that following Groudon's exit, Niantic will release Kyogre, followed by fellow legendary Rayquaza a month later in February.

In addition to the above, it's also worth noting that the game just relased another batch of Ex-Raid passes. There's so many more players that have since given up on the EX Raids. Though fans with the game probably have higher iPhone models, the few that do have outdated models are going to be disappointed with this announcement. Any of you that do, though, you're out of luck, I guess. Way to kill my motivation on this game.

Which sort of highlights the problem with the whole Ex-Raid system, as there appears to be no reasoning behind who gets sent an invite. The update brought a new AR+ encounter mode for Trainers on iPhone 6s and newer iPhones running iOS 11, as well as "improved Pokemon Go responsiveness".

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