WhatsApp will no longer work on some iPhone models, and the Meta-owned company has stated that iOS 12 or a later version is required for iPhone users to continue using the service.
According to media reports citing WABetaInfo sources, the messaging app will reportedly stop supporting iOS 10 and iOS 11 devices on October 24.
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This means that the iPhone 5 and 5c models released by Apple in September 2012 will no longer be able to run WhatsApp. However, iPhone users on newer models who have not yet updated to iOS 12 or later will also be temporarily affected.
Assume you have an iPhone 5s or iPhone 6 running iOS 10, which was released in September 2016. You won’t be able to use WhatsApp unless you update to the most recent iOS update for those devices.
According to some reports, WhatsApp has already begun notifying iPhone users running iOS 10 or iOS 11 of the program’s end of support.
You have until October 24th to make a decision about how to handle the WhatsApp-mandated iPhone upgrade. The app will continue to send notifications, warning users that they may lose access in the fall. Remember that new iPhones will be released in late September, and current iPhone models will be discounted at the same time.