Pleasant reminder: Apple’s Darkish Sky climate app will give up operating on Jan. 1

Apple Weather app on iOS 16 iPhone

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The time has come. On Jan. 1, 2023, the Darkish Sky climate app will give up operating. 

Apple is shutting down the app it purchased in March 2020. Darkish Sky was once my go-to climate app in a while after it introduced, due to its hyperlocal climate forecasts and precipitation signals. 

There was once one thing virtually addictive but reassuring about getting an alert that it was once going to start out raining in 5 mins after which give up in 45 mins. 

As soon as Apple purchased Darkish Sky, the Android model stopped operating only a few months later. 

And now, it is the iPhone app’s flip. 

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Instead of Darkish Sky at the iPhone or iPad, Apple built-in a few of Darkish Sky’s core options into its personal climate app that introduced with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. Sure, the iPad in the end has Apple’s reputable climate app. 

Extra particularly, the Climate app can now expect precipitation over the following hour, all the way down to the minute. 

Apple has revealed a beef up web page detailing the entire options and crossover of Darkish Sky within the Climate app. 

I converted to Apple’s Climate app early on within the iOS 16 beta program all through the summer season and located that the forecasts and precipitation estimates had been on par with what I used to be seeing in Darkish Sky. It isn’t an similar revel in, and that’s the reason to be anticipated. Apple has put its personal spin on Darkish Sky. 

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If you are nonetheless an avid Darkish Sky consumer, which app or apps are you transferring to? Does the Climate app have sufficient knowledge so that you can absolutely make the trade? Or are you going to seek for a third-party app? Let me know within the feedback.

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