iOS 7 Weather App - Stolen or Collaboration

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by 0000757, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    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:


    And the Yahoo weather app:


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


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


    Yahoo Weather and both operate independently from each other.

    Also, tapping either loads or, rather than or

    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.

  2. waa1futs macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2012
    Stolen... just the way I like it ;)
  3. KBS756 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2009
  4. matty.p macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Portland, OR
    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
  5. 0000757 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    That makes sense, considering Yahoo hasn't made even a single statement.
  6. PezCore macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2008
    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
  7. adam044 macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2012
  8. imaginex20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    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
  9. Phoboss macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2012
    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?
  10. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    Interesting! I believe that it's a collab. Especially because Yahoo! won the Apple App Design Award on Monday too.

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