If you're an Apple mobile user, happen to be running iOS version 13 or earlier and still use the Switch Online mobile application on a regular basis, you might want to read on...
According to Nintendo's Japanese customer support Twitter account, the Switch Online app will require Apple users to be running iOS version 14 or later by "around the summer of 2022" after an update is released. Here's a rough Google translation:
Around the summer of 2022, we plan to update the iOS version of the "Nintendo Switch Online" app. This update will change the operating environment to "iOS version 14.0 or later". Please note that the app will not be available on devices with "iOS version 13 or earlier".
There are no related announcements for Android users at this point in time. This news follows on from an update to the app last month - adding a Light and Dark mode.
If we hear anything else about this update, we'll let you know.
Oh no, those iphone users will lose so many useful features. cough
My iPad caps out at 12.whatever but I forgot there even was a Switch app so I'm not terribly concerned about it.
That would actually kinda suck to lose access to the app when Splatoon 3 comes out if it uses the app in the same ways that Splatoon 2 does. I'm not an Apple user though so oh well.
My Apple iOS is 15.5 so I should be fine.
Why move to such a later OS when the app isn’t doing much special?
@Kyloctopus Nintendo is probably in bed with Apple to "force" people to upgrade. 😜
@Kyloctopus a combination of cost and security. As an app developer, it would make my life so much easier if all my customers used the latest OS, even if my apps don’t specifically use features from, say, iOS 14+. iOS 13 has been around for 3 years, and devices that run it for 7 years, so it isn’t an unreasonable request—if a device can’t run it then it is expensive and time consuming to keep supporting.
I keep forgetting that app is a thing given how utterly useless it is as well as being completely unnecessary
@coldbrain After only 3 years?? Planned obsolescence at its finest...
@Miu I don’t think you understand. That’s when the OS came out, not the devices that run it. The iPhone 6S runs iOS 13, and that device came out in 2015.
@coldbrain it's an inconvenience to normal people who don't give two craps about every monthly "new" iphone and are fine with an old device that works fine for them. But crApple is one hell of an evil corporation and forces upgrades through one way or another (like that battery overheating scheme they got busted for doing to old devices).
Glad I'd never touch one of those things with a 10 foot stylus anyway. Android is so so much better.
@SteamEngenius new iPhones don’t come out every month. Happy that you’re happy with your phone!
❓️WHO uses iOS/Apple in 2022 when the Z-Flip 3 on Android is out?
Before spreading a bunch of lies, better don't say anything. 👍
Basically, anything iPhone 6 and below and iPad Air 1 and below.
I dont have a smart phone, all I have is an iPod Touch, and the one I have can only run up to iOS 12.5.5 so the majority of Apps dont work on it anymore and even the last iPod only runs up to iOS 15 especially now they have stopped producing them, Apple are ****holes.
But to be fair the Nintendo App is completely useless anyway, I have never used it
@SteamEngenius even while I prefer android, damn your fanboyism level is just unhealthy, not to mention the lies you just said and the fact you give a bad image of android users.
If anything Apple at least gives your long OS support
And if anything, it’s all the cheapo chinese brands that killed most good ones that keep on bringing out “new phones” (mostly same with a different name) each month at least.
So please think twice before posting such stuff, you give android users a bad taste.
Hmm, my 5 year old phone is running iOS 16 😅 so I guess the 2012 phones are unsupported from then on
Apple are a**holes, because they don't produce a device category anymore, for which there is almost no market nowadays?
@FishyS Life will never be the same again
Roughly 3 people will be really upset by this news
I forgot this was a thing.
I’m sure the person who this affects will be devastated
Making their already unnecessarily difficult app even more harder to use, by not letting specific people use it, well there not going to miss much lol.
More NookLink furniture please
@SteamEngenius You unreasonably crying about Apple about reasons that barely even make sense made me want to buy every single one of their products.
Also, you clearly don't know about the fact that Samsung releases a new phone almost every month, albeit with different targeted audiences, but still, hypocritical.
And yes, Samsung does run Android.
Basically this means Apple devices 8 years or older aren't supported. Everything else can be updated to a newer version of iOS and will still be able to run the app.
It's kind of crazy to see people saying Apple dump support for their stuff when the only Android phone I've ever had was a Nexus 5 and Google dumped support for their own phone after just two years.
I know Apple isn't the best product on the technical side, but damn are people really trashing on it! I'm an Android user myself, specifically on Samsung, but even I can't go that far.
STOP THE PRESS!!!!
Oh no. The people who still have phones from before 2020 will be so distraught. Whatever will we do without them. lol
“Please buy a new 800€ iPhone, because we wanted to save 2 cents when we did not implement audio chat capabilities in the Switch hardware. Thank you for being dumb enough not to switch to PlayStation nor XBox.”
Ok, to be fair, iOS 13 and 14 run on exactly the same hardware, so there is no reason to use iOS13 anymore. And if somebody is still using an iPhone 6 (without S) with iOS 12, he should never connect this to the internet, because it has critical security issues.
I wish we could actually have a Nintendo app like the ones for PlayStation, Xbox and Steam, so I don’t have to use the laggy as heck eshop on the Switch or the official Nintendo website that wants me to resign in everytime I visit it even though I have my login for it saved… 💯
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