WhatsApp will no longer be available on some older Apple iPhone devices.

WABetaInfo has reported that support for these operating systems and devices will end on 24 October.

The Meta Platforms-owned instant messaging platform will no longer support iOS 10 or 11 from October. Devices that will see their support end include the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c.

Users still on iOS 10 or 11 will need to update to at least iOS 12 before October if they want to keep using WhatsApp. But that leaves iPhone 5 and 5c users in the lurch as iOS 12 is not available for these devices, WABetaInfo said.

To be fair, given that the iPhone 5c is almost nine years old and the iPhone 5 is months away from being a decade old, users of these devices have had a good run with them.

iOS 12, meanwhile, will run on the iPhone 5S, 6/6 Plus, 6S/6S Plus, SE (1st generation), 7/7 Plus, 8/8 Plus, X, XS/XS Max and XR.

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