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Apr 12, 2001

Apple in March purchased popular iOS weather app Dark Sky, and has begun integrating the Dark Sky features into iOS with the release of iOS 14. The Dark Sky app, priced at $3.99, continues to be available, and today Apple released an update for the app.


Dark Sky version 6.8.5 features a new extra large watch complication to be used with watchOS 7, and it includes improved location search with more suggested and relevant results to make it easier to find just what you're looking for.

There's also a new location icon to indicate when Precise Location has been disabled in the iOS 14 Privacy settings, and there's a fix for an issue that could cause a duplicate forecast page after moving it from Recent Searches to Saved.

Apple in iOS 14 introduced real-time minute-by-minute precipitation readings for the Weather app, which is something that Dark Sky specializes in. The Weather app also now supports severe weather events and provides details on when there will be a significant shift in weather coming up.

Article Link: Apple's Dark Sky Weather App Gains Improved Location Search and Other New Features


macrumors 6502
Sep 24, 2009
Anyone else having issue with location in iOS 14? Even maps app can’t find my exact location like iOS13 could unless I go outside to get GPS. When I was using iOS13 maps (and apps) showed me sitting in my exact house on the map. Since ios14 it’s like a 5-600 meter “location”. And before you say it, I have precise location NO! That’s the first thing I witched on. It’s just not finding me like before on WiFi networks. It’s really frustrating!


macrumors Nehalem
Sep 21, 2012
In the middle of several books.
I can't figure out if I should buy Dark Sky or if Apple is just going to make it free/discontinue it in favor of their own weather app, it's been weird since they bought it since it isn't clear what they want to do with it i.t
I wouldn’t buy it right now. It is a good app but, it may not be around as for much longer it is current state.


macrumors 65816
Sep 8, 2012
Charlottesville, VA
Still my favorite weather app, but widgets would be nice, and with Apple owning it you never know when it will get pulled. Similar to Snapseed. Google bought it and they continue to update every so often.
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macrumors member
Sep 8, 2002
Denver, CO
Maybe Apple will finally launch a native Weather app for iPad. Federighi is so intent on making it "distinctive" and "great in the space," but it's not like they haven't put in effort over the past several years to make other, minor things render well on iPad.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 31, 2016
Dark Sky never gets my weather forecast right, which is annoying. It'd be nice to use the app.


macrumors 601
Aug 20, 2015
Dark Sky is pretty great. Their alerts have been generally spot on for locations I've used it.

I find that, for US locations, this NOAA graphic gives me everything I want in a forecast in one glance. (This is the link to the NYC version, but you can find yours under "hourly weather forecast" when viewing the weather for your city on their site.)


macrumors member
Oct 2, 2010
I always found Dark Sky to be very inaccurate with the forecasts, at least for my area.

I’ve used Forecast Advisor ( to help guide me to the most accurate forecasts.
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