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The Dark Sky weather app on iOS is reminding users that it will shut down and no longer be supported starting on January 1, 2023, as previously announced.

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In a note on the App Store and a prompt shown to users, the app says that many of Dark Sky's features and capabilities have been integrated into the new Weather app on iOS 16, which was released to the public yesterday.

"Support for the Dark Sky app will be ending on January 1st, 2023. Dark Sky's forecast technology will be integrated into the Apple Weather app with iOS 16 this fall," the app's App Store description says.

Apple purchased Dark Sky in March 2020 and has since integrated many of its features directly into its Weather app on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. In August of 2020, Apple shut down Dark Sky for Android and at the time said it had no plans to end support for the iOS app.

Last June, Apple updated Dark Sky with new Apple Watch improvements and overall performance and stability enhancements.

Article Link: Apple-Acquired Weather App Dark Sky Reminding Users That iOS App Shutting Down on January 1
 

Sasparilla

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Rather sad, as I still prefer it (and its UI) over Apple's hybridized weather app. Seems its day is coming.

The iPad doesn't have Apple's default weather app from what I understand, just a weather widget that links to a Safari web page - and this will pull the Dark Sky app off that platform as well.
 

tethead

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i moved from Dark Sky to Carrot a couple of years ago and never looked back... but this will be a sad day when it ceases to exist, as it really was the best option, especially for iPad.
 

4odomi

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The Dark Sky weather app on iOS is reminding users that it will shut down and no longer be supported starting on January 1, 2023, as previously announced.

Dark-Sky-App-Featured.jpg

In a note on the App Store and a prompt shown to users, the app says that many of Dark Sky's features and capabilities have been integrated into the new Weather app on iOS 16, which was released to the public yesterday.

"Support for the Dark Sky app will be ending on January 1st, 2023. Dark Sky's forecast technology will be integrated into the Apple Weather app with iOS 16 this fall," the app's App Store description says.

Apple purchased Dark Sky in March 2020 and has since integrated many of its features directly into its Weather app on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. In August of 2020, Apple shut down Dark Sky for Android and at the time said it had no plans to end support for the iOS app.

Last June, Apple updated Dark Sky with new Apple Watch improvements and overall performance and stability enhancements.

Article Link: Apple-Acquired Weather App Dark Sky Reminding Users That iOS App Shutting Down on January 1
It's not working very well at the moment, it's been raining for the last 2 hrs and it's forecasting rain in 8 hrs 😡
 

KFridman

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The Zoleo Satellite Communicator uses Dark for it's weather. Interesting to see what will happen there. Assuming Zoleo will need a different weather service.
 

BJMRamage

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Apple Weather has gotten better since the acquisition of Dark Sky but oddly enough I get different results...Temp/Precipitation/etc with Weather and Dark Sky. I find Dark Sky to be more accurate than Apple Weather.

I really wish Apple would have added in all the Hourly charts like Temp, humidity, precipitation, wind, etc that Dark Sky has.
 

russell_314

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Figures. I much prefer Dark Sky over the Apple weather app even after they kind of crippled it.

I wonder if Apple is going to give people their money back. No that was a joke I don’t expect seriously expect a refund 😂
 

russell_314

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Apple Weather has gotten better since the acquisition of Dark Sky but oddly enough I get different results...Temp/Precipitation/etc with Weather and Dark Sky. I find Dark Sky to be more accurate than Apple Weather.

I really wish Apple would have added in all the Hourly charts like Temp, humidity, precipitation, wind, etc that Dark Sky has.
I’m not sure where dark sky gets their weather info but it’s different than the Apple Weather app. Apple gets theirs from the weather channel which isn’t usually accurate where I live.
 

VulchR

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Apple's Weather app sucks, as do most other apps that use icons rather than maps and graphs. I live in Scotland and the most common forecast icon is a picture of a cloud with sun and lightening and rain. So it means sunny with periods of rain and storm (d'uh, that about covers the possibilities), but it doesn't say when the rain of storms will hit. And if you are hillwalking in Scotland, knowing when the rain will hit can be the difference between a minor misadventure and hypothermia.

Dark Sky is remarkably accurate and informative in Scotland. I will miss it. Apple should just chuck out its own app. with its amateurish crappy GUI, and just replace it with Dark Sky.
 
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