Pokemon GO is killing support for the iPhone 5 and 5C

Matt Sayer 11 January 2018 NEWS


Older iPhone users don't have long to upgrade their handsets if they want to keep playing.

Niantic, the studio behind the phenomenon that is Pokemon GO, has today announced that its location-based creature-catching game will soon be unplayable on older models of the iPhone.

In an update scheduled for 28 February, support for any iPhone incapable of upgrading to iOS 11 will be nixed, meaning anyone rocking an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C will no longer be able to catch ‘em all. In its official statement, Niantic explained the change as necessary given the demands of upcoming Pokemon GO features, which simply would not work on older versions of iOS.

If you're one of the unlucky Trainers stuck with an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C and you don't want to cut your quest to become the very best short, you can use our mobile plan comparison tool below to compare deals on newer iPhones like the iPhone 7.

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