Apple officially shuts down popular iOS weather app ‘Dark Sky’

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Popular iOS weather app Dark Sky has officially shut down, with it no longer functioning for existing users beginning New Year’s Day. The app was previously removed from the Apple App Store in September last year after being acquired by Apple back in March 2020. 

As reported by MacRumors, Apple has incorporated various of Dark Sky’s features into its native Weather app on iOS, iPadOS and MacOS. The tech giant had also shared via a support document how Dark Sky users can use the Weather app as a replacement. 

To use Dark Sky features in the Weather app, users must update to iOS 16, iPadOS 16, or macOS Ventura. However, do note that some of the features are currently only available in select countries.

Among the new features now available on the Weather app is “hyperlocal” forecasts, which include hourly forecasts for the next 10 days, high-resolution radar maps, next-hour precipitation and severe weather notifications. The last remnant of Dark Sky would be its third-party API for weather apps, which Apple will officially remove on 31 March 2023. It will be replaced by Apple’s own WeatherKit API. 

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