Weather App Gains Apple News Section in iOS 16.2

With the iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates, Apple is enhancing the Weather app through the integration of an Apple News section. Located below the 10-day forecast on iPhone, the ‌Apple News‌ module surfaces relevant regional news stories.

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In Raleigh, for example, the app displays a story about hurricanes in the Atlantic, and in San Diego, there is a story about fire season. Content varies based on location, and tapping on a story shown in the Weather app opens up the ‌Apple News‌ app.

Not all cities show news stories at all times and it appears that when there's a weather alert at the top of the app, such as for rain or severe weather alerts, the news module is also removed. It is not clear if weather-related alerts are limited to select cities, or show up only when relevant information is available. As of now, the feature appears to be live only in the United States.

Apple appears to have introduced the new Weather app module server-side, but it is only showing up on devices that are running iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2, suggesting it is meant to be a new feature added with the beta updates.

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Top Rated Comments

bluecoast Avatar
13 weeks ago
Dark Sky:

‘Uh Apple: can we buy our company back?’
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Telemakhos Avatar
13 weeks ago
Apple: Please don't. I don't use your news app, I don't like your news app intruding into the stocks app, and I want all your curated news to go away. I can manage my own news sources: when I look at the weather app, I want to see only weather data, not journalists opining on the weather or anything else.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JM Avatar
13 weeks ago
$5 says we’re going to get climate change panic articles ? (I don’t care about your politics, so don’t bother responding.)

I would like to control when and where I get my articles/news, thank you.

I do hope the news can be turned off, or forced off by deleting the News App.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
randolorian Avatar
13 weeks ago
This is effectively an ad for Apple News. More clicks on Apple News articles drives more revenue for Apple and gives more opportunities to upsell to News+ subs.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
13 weeks ago
Why is this reminding me of Ads section?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iDarth_Betar Avatar
13 weeks ago
I don’t like it. Don’t use the news app, don’t need it implemented into the weather app. It looks tacky too.

They just got weather cleaned up with more info when tapping. Then they add this eyesore.

Things like this make me install betas just so I can blow up the feedback app with complaints.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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