To be particular, the Facebook-claimed messaging administration on its new FAQ segment for supported iPhone gadgets says that "WhatsApp for iPhone requires iOS 8 or later." It includes that if clients have WhatsApp dynamic on gadgets running iOS 7.1.2, they will have the capacity to utilize the application until February 1, 2020, in any case, they won't have the capacity to make new records or reverify existing records. It repeats that WhatsApp isn't supported on iOS 6 and more seasoned renditions.
The move won't influence such a large number of clients, aside from those with gadgets that got no updates after iOS 7.1.2 - particularly, the iPhone 4, discharged in 2010. As WhatsApp explains, these clients will never again have the capacity to include new records or reverify existing records, however something else, if the application is now dynamic on their gadget, it will work. The model preceding that, the iPhone 3GS (discharged in 2009) didn't get an update after iOS 6.1.6 (discharged in February 2014), and is never again supported by WhatsApp. The same is the situation of the iPhone 3G (discharged in 2008) and the original iPhone (discharged in 2007). The iPhone 4S (discharged in 2011), which got iOS 8.4.1 (discharged in October 2015) as its last update, still retains full usefulness, notwithstanding being 7 years of age. iOS 7.1.2 was discharged back in July 2014.
iOS 12, the most recent form of Apple's mobile operating system that was discharged on September 17, is perfect with iPhone 5S (discharged in 2013) and more up to date models as it were. According to Apple's designer page, where iOS reception figures were kept going updated on September 3, 85 percent of dynamic gadgets are running iOS 11, while 10 percent are running iOS 10, and 5 percent are running more seasoned forms. This would infer that while a minority, clients running variants sooner than iOS 10 may at present number in the millions.