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chrf097
Jun 11, 2013, 10:21 PM
Now, we all know that Yahoo has worked with Apple to have many yahoo services integrated. One thing that is striking though is the similarities between the new weather app:

http://movies.apple.com/media/us/ios/ios7/f34c5445-5a9c-4b3a-9556-8efe89147559/index_weather/index_weather_posterframe_2x.jpg


And the Yahoo weather app:

http://a5.mzstatic.com/us/r1000/119/Purple2/v4/a3/a2/d1/a3a2d12c-5f01-5484-bdc0-55a923eeaca7/mzl.ojnxvyus.320x480-75.jpg


Now, one thing I've noticed is the heavier Yahoo branding on the new iOS weather app. The first branding is in the corner.

https://s3-us-std-106-prod.digitalhub.com/CAEQARoQ0NFAzobrc7-gkw_nSP80mg/01e7b0b775925293ceb6d92b953070bf423ba0203e/IMG_0006.JPG?v=0&p=2&x=1&a=A0zwN6DyFE9YGqUb&e=1371008241000&r=d4a7facb-3a72-4c48-b3d4-2ad08899b7b5-3&c=CuMECrUECvQCCih1cy1uY2EtMDAwMDEuczMtZXh0ZXJuYWwtMS5hbWF6b25hd3MuY29tEFAaA0dFVCLFAS95T2lXZ1IwQlB6Wm l0bU1BbTZZWj94LWNsaWVudC1yZXF1ZXN0LWlkPWQ0YTdmYWNiLTNhNzItNGM0OC1iM2Q0LTJhZDA4ODk5YjdiNSZFeHBpcmVzPT EzNzEwMTAzNDEmYnl0ZS1yYW5nZT0wLTQxNTYyJkFXU0FjY2Vzc0tleUlkPUFLSUFJV1dSMzNFQ0hLUEMyTFVBJlNpZ25hdHVyZT 1ObmYzSmluekVta1ZlJTJCdHhQTFklMkJZaFZ2N3NZJTNEKgRIVFRQMgMxLjE6BGh0dHBCKwoKeC1hbXotZGF0ZRIdV2VkLCAyMi BNYXkgMjAxMyAyMzowMjozNiBHTVRCFgoFUmFuZ2USDWJ5dGVzPTAtNDE1NjJCDQoGQWNjZXB0EgMqLypKCXMzX3VzX25jYVIJcz NfdXNfc3RkEi8KFYHCGOm_NbwqnAuMGIAGPBaK-boCWhIRAZCHnlJYRQZpQSoaAwAZ7-YY6GggABIwChWBvRFVzJXtlDo9v7eLMZkZFSgXhD8SEQH-5vPRzFk-gD5wj-hZMahhGLh8IOhoEjEKFYHc-N9wH-u_m2FQRYTEfAUvWYVekRIRAY2Y6EGBH79tsur7lihfHYEYu18goOUBGhR5T2lXZ1IwQlB6Wml0bU1BbTZZWiIQQTkxU0IzWDNwVF hDZnFVYhIpChUB57C3dZJSk8622SuVMHC_QjugID4SBAgAEAASBAgAEAESBAgAEAIgAg&s=tz73_QzNZShoGRJeILMRn0mdou0

Now of course the idea is that Yahoo is providing the weather data, but a second branding reveals a different source for weather data:

https://s3-us-std-106-prod.digitalhub.com/CAEQARoQ0NFAzobrc7-gkw_nSP80mg/0131e6ef208e67b99e7452ea3fcd416de6bb622829/IMG_0007.JPG?v=0&p=2&x=1&a=A%2BLuo%2BtTL6LzGqUb&e=1371008241000&r=d4a7facb-3a72-4c48-b3d4-2ad08899b7b5-4&c=Cu4ECsAECv4CCih1cy1uY2EtMDAwMDEuczMtZXh0ZXJuYWwtMS5hbWF6b25hd3MuY29tEFAaA0dFVCLLAS9DNXFQZ2FRQlB6Wm l5TU1BbTZZWj94LWNsaWVudC1yZXF1ZXN0LWlkPWQ0YTdmYWNiLTNhNzItNGM0OC1iM2Q0LTJhZDA4ODk5YjdiNSZFeHBpcmVzPT EzNzEwMTAzNDEmYnl0ZS1yYW5nZT0yMzExMS02Mjg0MSZBV1NBY2Nlc3NLZXlJZD1BS0lBSVdXUjMzRUNIS1BDMkxVQSZTaWduYX R1cmU9JTJGUmRXRlo1RzVabiUyQnhoZm9FRSUyRlhHd1JQdmZBJTNEKgRIVFRQMgMxLjE6BGh0dHBCKwoKeC1hbXotZGF0ZRIdV2 VkLCAyMiBNYXkgMjAxMyAyMzowMjozNiBHTVRCGgoFUmFuZ2USEWJ5dGVzPTIzMTExLTYyODQxQg0KBkFjY2VwdBIDKi8qSglzM1 91c19uY2FSCXMzX3VzX3N0ZBIvChWBvD3R1UgWf8FfZyyBZsXOc1ZC4uwSEQFxHy9GLn2L7_1GEGGatm60GMV_IAASMQoVgebI71 YtxXmOL3iNWUVCn4i24PIAEhEBgO0qNwGrdgLpAtAQSj5FGhi3mwEgxX8SMQoVgQi0Htp3h_jDi-hO0oLJguO6K_F5EhEBCvP_oV8GuYTTVMF8w75AuBi3GyD8mgIaFEM1cVBnYVFCUHpaaXlNTUFtNllaIhBBNklweHBhY2tZckNmcV ViEikKFQEx5u8gjme5nnRS6j_NQW3mu2IoKRIECAAQABIECAAQARIECAAQAiAC&s=LMjcZKjpl9yNgxSek75qtlRfg-o

Yahoo Weather and Weather.com both operate independently from each other.

Also, tapping either loads search.yahoo.com or yahoo.com, rather than weather.com or weather.yahoo.com

This leads me to believe that Apple either bought the design of the Yahoo Weather app, or Apple has worked with Yahoo on the weather app.

Thoughts?

waa1futs
Jun 11, 2013, 10:24 PM
Thoughts?

Stolen... just the way I like it ;)

KBS756
Jun 11, 2013, 10:28 PM
More than likely Collaboration

matty.p
Jun 11, 2013, 10:37 PM
One of the blogs yesterday mentioned that Marissa Meyer was in the audience at WWDC so that leads me to think it's a collaboration. There's deeper Yahoo integration into iOS each version

chrf097
Jun 11, 2013, 10:43 PM
One of the blogs yesterday mentioned that Marissa Meyer was in the audience at WWDC so that leads me to think it's a collaboration. There's deeper Yahoo integration into iOS each version

That makes sense, considering Yahoo hasn't made even a single statement.

PezCore
Jun 11, 2013, 10:46 PM
The weather app has always been "powered" by Yahoo, so naturally when they update their native app, the will do it for iOS 7 since it fits the theme

adam044
Jun 11, 2013, 11:39 PM
The iOS weather is provided by yahoo...

imaginex20
Jun 11, 2013, 11:45 PM
if you look at the design of the weather app, you can see the influence of its design in other areas of iOS 7 such as the notification center's Today's tab.

When the yahoo weather app was released I told my friends that I hope the new iOS would take design cues from this app and looks like Ives did :D

Phoboss
Jun 12, 2013, 03:37 AM
Look at the first screenshots bottem left corner. It is provided by yahoo, but it makes me wonder, if it where a collaboration, why would yahoo go through all that trouble to release a standalone weather app, if the new iOS has it integrated?

JUiCEJamie
Jun 12, 2013, 05:11 AM
Interesting! I believe that it's a collab. Especially because Yahoo! won the Apple App Design Award on Monday too.