Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.5 Beta 5

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.5 Beta 5

"In The Pokemon GO team's statement published on January 9th, they state the reason for changes as "...improvements to Pokemon GO that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices".

The change will take place on February, 28 of this year and will make iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, 1 generation iPad mini, iPad 2, and 3 and 4 generation iPads incompatible with the popular mobile AR game. "After that date, Trainers 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".

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Apple has seen fit to release the fifth beta of its forthcoming iOS 11.2.5 update to developers as well as public beta testers. Otherwise, you might be out of luck. Some users have been feeling disheartened with iOS 11 - not just the fact that it intentionally throttles performance when one's battery is degraded, but also the fact that it seems to put a strain on older hardware from the get-go. We have not encountered a new feature for the upcoming iOS firmware in the first four beta versions as well and so we can say that the fifth beta does not add any other forward facing feature to the table. However, this news serves as a reminder that the modern world of smartphone technology makes it nearly impossible for those who are otherwise happy with their older devices to continue using them for an extended period of time.

Niantic has not released a similar message regarding older Android devices no longer being supported. "They will need to switch to a supported device to continue playing Pokemon GO". Here's what fans can expect from the new update based on the betas that have been released thus far.

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