According to the help page of the Meta-Owned messaging platform WhatsApp, all iPhones are no longer going to be compatible with running the app and it would simply start operating on iPhones that have iOS 11 and iOS10. There are only two devices in the iPhone line-up which include iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5c that are still running that operate on iOS10 and iOS11. If you have one of these older iPhones, you will not be able to use WhatsApp on your iPhone from October 24.
However, for those who are using the iPhone 5s or the iPhone 6, WhatsApp will keep working for now, and they will be notified if their iPhones stop supporting the Meta-owned instant messaging app.
Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C are not compatible with iOS 12, so the users would not be able to use WhatsApp as the new changes will start rolling out. A report claimed that Apple is expected to reveal iOS 16 in the 2022 next month, and it will be rolled out later this year, possibly around the time the company launches the iPhone 14 series.
In the help page article that Watsapp recently posted it said;
“To keep up with the latest advances in tech, we routinely stop supporting older operating systems to point our resources to supporting the latest ones. If we stop supporting your operating system, you’ll be notified and reminded a few times to upgrade your device to continue using WhatsApp.”