Niantic has announced that it is dropping support for some older iPhone devices in Pokémon GO.

Any iOS device not capable of upgrading to iOS 11 will no longer be able to run the game. This effects every model older than the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c. Neither of these handsets are particular new, but you still see plenty of 5c models doing the rounds, so this could impact quite a few players.

Here's the official statement:

In an upcoming update to Pokémon GO, we will end support for Apple devices not capable of upgrading to iOS 11, such as iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c models. This change is a result of improvements to Pokémon GO that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices. This change will take effect on 02/28/2018. 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. They will need to switch to a supported device to continue playing Pokémon GO. You can see the full list of impacted devices and learn more by visiting our Help Center.

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[via pokemongo.nianticlabs.com]