Maintain a cross-platform service like WhatsApp Messenger It is not simple. Although iOS and Android are today the most widely used mobile operating systems in the world, we have dozens of versions of them. So introducing new features while trying to maintain a broad compatibility base is a daunting task.
One hour the rope is too long and you have to make a decision. This is what the company has done now by announcing a new wave of devices / systems that will no longer be supported in the not too distant future. In the case of iOS, iPhones running the 7th version of the system will stop working from February 1, 2020.
Check out the full list of devices / systems that are no longer supported:
- Nokia Symbian S60: after 30/7/2017
- BlackBerry and BlackBerry 10: after 31/12/2017
- Nokia S40: 12/31/2018
- Windows Phone: 12/31/2019
- Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread): after 1/2/2020
- iOS 7: after 1/2/2020
So, the warning: if you have an iPhone 4, you're stuck on iOS 7 and won't be able to use WhatsApp, you have until early next year to change iPhone. Or if you have another model but still running iOS 7 by some factor, you will necessarily have to upgrade to the latest version compatible with the device.
For those interested, we have a complete guide in which we list all iPhones and the latest versions of the systems supported by them.