WhatsApp will no longer work on some iPhone models

WhatsApp is continuing with the unpopular measures first directed at Android users, announcing that the app will stop working on older iPhone models.

What WhatsApp calls a tough choice, removing support from some mobile platforms still in circulation is actually a simple math, on the cost of maintaining the app VS the number of users still logging in using that platform.

As the app continues to evolve, with enhancements such as end-to-end communication encryption and support for the latest security technologies, maintaining compatibility with older versions of Android and iOS is starting to get in the way, relying on some API components. minimum version of the operating system that must be present on users’ devices. In the case of Apple, WhatsApp has decided to withdraw support for two major versions of iOS, namely iOS 10 and iOS 11.

So, from October, your iPhone will need to have at least iOS version 12 to access WhatsApp services. Specifically, WhatsApp will stop working on all iPhone models launched until 2012-2013. Phones like iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6s will still accept the app as long as they update to iOS 12 before the deadline. Instead, the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c models are left out, with Apple offering no updates beyond iOS 11.

Maria D. Ervin