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

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.

Top Rated Comments

Radin.Y Avatar
19 months ago
It's a shame. I really liked Dark Sky's UI.
Score: 58 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BJMRamage Avatar
19 months ago
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.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sasparilla Avatar
19 months ago
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.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
19 months ago
This is my favorite weather app. I've tried the Apple version since the acquisition and don't like it as much. Hopefully a better version is coming. Else, the hunt resumes for a "best" weather app.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Canezmd Avatar
19 months ago
Monopoly power in action!!! This is why we need aggressive anti-trust action by the feds. You should not be able to purchase your best competitor and then shut them down. It limits innovation and consumer choice.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
winxmac Avatar
19 months ago

Rather sad, as I still prefer it 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 - and this will pull it off that platform.
iPadOS 16 now includes a weather app
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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