It’s time to find a new weather source or switch to Apple’s app if you’re a lover of Dark Sky. According to the app’s website, the well-known weather app that Apple purchased in 2020 will be discontinued as of Saturday, December 31.
The development of the well-liked iPhone weather app Dark Sky is coming to an end, and the app will stop offering its services on December 31. However, if you’re a fan of Dark Sky, Apple’s Weather app carries on the spirit (or, more specifically, the actual technology underlying the app).
Many technologies obtained when Apple acquired Dark Sky more than two years ago have been included in the Weather app. You may find information like 10-day predictions, lightning forecasts, severe weather alerts, up-to-the-minute precipitation forecasts, high-resolution weather maps, and more. Apple has a support document for Dark Sky users who want to become comfortable with Apple’s weather app.
Your device must be updated to iOS 16, iPadOS 16, or macOS Ventura in order to access the Dark Sky capabilities in the Weather app. According to a different Apple support document, some functions are now restricted to a few nations.
The App Store no longer offers the Dark Sky app. If apps using the Dark Sky API haven’t already switched to WeatherKit, they have a few months to do so, as the website and API will remain functional until March 31, 2023. The Wear OS and Android apps previously ended on August 1, 2020.
It is really bad news that Apple is shutting its very popular, but there are many alternatives available on the app store that can update you with the latest weather trends.