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Siri, Remind us again why we can’t play Pokémon Go on old iPhones

siliconreview Siri, Remind us again why we can’t play Pokémon Go on old iPhones

I’m sure you’ll remember the craze that swept the world last year when kids and adults alike would be up walking and running around catching Pokémons. This game caused havoc as people were completely oblivious to their surroundings, resulting in injuries or often wandering to places unknown.

Now the maker of the game, Niantic is going to stop supporting Pokemon Go on older iPhones. After Feb. 28th, Niantic will no longer support the game on iPhones which can’t upgrade to iOS 11- meaning all the iPhone 5, 5C and older iPhones.

The San Francisco based developer, explained the reason for the support cease for older iPhone models. Since the updates added to the game makes it too demanding on the older phones' operating system, which can cause the app to crash and not work anyway.

Niantic released a statement saying “Players 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."

The same deal is for older iPads; iPads ranging from the iPad 2 through to the fourth-generation model and the original iPad mini.

The change is due to the recent, new and interesting AR features in the Pokemon Go. The update was done with support for ARKit, Apple’s augmented reality platform, which requires iPhone 6s or higher. ARKit consumes less battery and lets Pokemon to sit firmly on real-world surfaces with natural lighting.