Niantic Ends iOS 8 Support for Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO will be ending its support for devices running on Apple’s iOS 8, developer Niantic has announced.

The Pokémon GO developer said that with the removal of iOS 8, which was released in 2014, from its support system, it would be “able to streamline our development process and focus resources on supporting newer operating systems and technologies.”

“A vast majority of Apple users have migrated to iOS 9 and above,” Niantic said in a Pokémon GO post. “As players migrate from older operating system versions to newer ones, we periodically update our supported device requirements to focus on the devices our player base use.”

Pokémon GO users on iOS 8 will not be able to access the free-to-play mobile title after Monday, October 20, according to Niantic.

Pokémon GO, which launched in 2016, is available on both iOS and Android devices.

Hardcore Gamer’s review for Pokémon GO praised it as “another Wii-like success for Nintendo,” adding that “It’s free, there are no ads and even people who don’t know what Pokémon are have been having a good time with it.”

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