Apple’s older phones will eventually become incompatible with Nintendo’s Switch Online app

Apple's older phones will eventually become incompatible with Nintendo's Switch Online app

Tech Highlights:

  • The biggest draw of the app is the ability to use voice chat in compatible games, such as Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Presumably, this update could impact anyone looking to play Splatoon 3 using voice chat once that’s out in September. There are also special features in the app for Smash Bros, Splatoon 2, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

  • If you’re using the Switch Online app on an older Apple phone, you should be warned that you may lose access to it shortly. The iOS version of the app will be updated in “summer 2022,” according to a tweet from the Nintendo Japan account, and will only be compatible with iOS 14.0 or later. According to a rough translation of the tweet, it will not be available on iOS versions 13.0 or before. Newscast from Eurogamer: Was Starfield truly such a letdown? There are currently no announcements for Android users.

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