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Four months later than planned, the mobile phone tracing tool will be launched across the country

Added 09-24-20 02:36:03am EST - “Britons will be urged to download the mobile tracing app that uses Bluetooth technology to alert users if they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Will tracing app FINALLY help to stop coronavirus?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Frustrated Britons complained today that the NHS Covid tracing app cannot be downloaded on iPhone 6 or older models - excluding thousands of people from the government's flagship service.

Social media users shared attempts to download the app on their iPhones only to see an error message saying it required iOS 13.5 or later.

This operating system can only be  used on the iPhone 6S and newer models - excluding any handsets that are more than five years old. 

The app trialled on the Isle of Wight before being introduced to the mainland ran on the same operating system, meaning officials would have known that it would not work on older models.  

Millions of Britons will be urged to download the mobile tracing app which is finally being launched nationwide today – four months late.

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