OS X Lion

Yahoo announced today that a few of its services will no longer be support on older Macs and iOS devices. The changes will impact Yahoo Mail with Apple’s built-in Mail app on older iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, and Yahoo Contact syncing on Macs running older versions of the desktop operating system. The changes will take place later this month on June 15th.

Starting then, Yahoo Mail will only work with Apple’s built-in Mail app on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches running iOS 5 or later. Yahoo says it is dropping support for iOS 4 and older versions to focus on security and functionality and points users to mail.yahoo.com to continue using the email service on older devices.

On the Mac side, Yahoo will no longer support contact syncing on systems running OS X Lion 10.7 or earlier to address security and speed concerns. Yahoo says users will need to use the web version to access contacts after the upcoming change.

Other services not specific to Apple hardware including Yahoo Pipes will see changes as well. You can see the full list here.

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