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Tech & Science Pokemon GO's New Update Will No Longer Work On Older iOS Devices

04:16  12 january  2018
04:16  12 january  2018 Source:   lifehacker.com.au

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Pokémon Go developer Niantic has announced an upcoming update that will incorporate Apple’ s ARKit, resulting in a more polished augmented reality experience, but bar devices unable to run iOS 11 from playing the Here’ s a list of devices that will no longer support Pokémon Go as of February 28

Pokemon GO developer Niantic has announced an upcoming update that will Pokemon GO developer Niantic has announced an upcoming update that will incorporate Apple' s ARKit, resulting in a more polished augmented reality experience, but bar devices unable to run iOS 11 from playing the

a group of stuffed animals© Provided by Lifehacker Australia iOS: If the kid doubling as a monster wrangler in your life is hooked on catching oddly-shaped fictional animals (or if you're addicted to the game yourself), you'd better hope they have got a recent phone on which to play their favourite game. Pokemon GO developer Niantic has announced an upcoming update that will incorporate Apple's ARKit, resulting in a more polished augmented reality experience, but bar devices unable to run iOS 11 from playing the game. Sorry, trainers.

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Niantic announced the change will take place at the end of February. "After that date," says Niantic, "Trainers using affected devices may no longer be able to access their Pokemon 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 Pokemon GO."

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The creators of Pokemon Go , Niantic, have officially announced a new update that will run with iOS 11. The new update will provide more to the augmented reality. The device must be compatible with iOS 11, but it doesn't need to be upgraded to iOS 11 at this point.

Pokémon Go developer Niantic made an unfortunate announcement for some fans. An upcoming update will incorporate Apple’ s ARKit An upcoming update will incorporate Apple’ s ARKit, resulting in a more polished experience. But it will bar devices unable to run iOS 11 from playing the game.

Needless to say, that sucks. It also renders the game unplayable for people unwilling to purchase a new phone in order to continue throwing digital balls at nonexistent animated monsters.

Here's a list of devices that will no longer support Pokemon GO as of February 28:

- iPhone 5c

- iPhone 5

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Sorry, old iPhone owners — ' Pokémon Go ' won't work on your phone if it can't upgrade to iOS 11. Wondering if your device is included in the purge? It might be! Here' s a list of all the Apple devices that are capable of receiving iOS 11 — if your phone or tablet isn't listed, it' s going to lose " Pokémon Go "

' Pokémon Go ' developer Niantic is going to stop supporting the app on older iPhone models that "[Players] using affected devices may no longer be able to access their Pokémon Go accounts Since launching in July 2016, Pokémon Go has frequently added new updates and features to make

- iPad (4th generation)

- iPad (3rd generation)

- iPad mini (1st generation)

- iPad 2

Chances are, if you're an adult, you've since moved on to a more recent phone. The ostensible target audience for Pokemon GO however, is children, most of whom don't exactly have a smartphone upgrade plan they're paying for on the monthly.

On the plus side, enterprising youngsters could always use this to their advantage and convince gullible parents to trade in that outdated phone for a more recent model. After all, the game still works on the older iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 smartphones. Gotta catch 'em all, right?

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