APPLE shuts down one of its popular apps right at the beginning of 2023.
But all of this is for a good reason.
The iPhone maker is pulling the plug on Dark Sky, a weather service the company acquired in 2020.
Apple had already shut down the Android version of the app.
But from December 31st, the iOS device will also say goodbye.
However, Dark Sky’s abilities are neither gone nor wasted.
Instead, Apple has already pumped a ton of features into its own dedicated weather app.
It started with more maps and detailed information in iOS 15.
Even more was added with iOS 16 earlier this year.
This includes useful things like real-time notifications.
It’s a feature that’s particularly useful for alerting you to important weather changes, such as e.g. B. snowfall to warn.
It was always the plan to discontinue Dark Sky as a standalone app and put all its power into the Apple Weather app.
The app was pulled from the App Store back in September.
But now the service has stopped working for everyone who still has it installed on their iPhone.
“As previously announced, the Dark Sky iOS app will no longer be available as of December 31, 2022, and as of that date, previously purchased versions of the app will no longer provide weather data,” Dark Sky’s website reads.
“The Dark Sky API and website will continue to function until March 31, 2023.”
Dark Sky claimed to offer the “most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information”.
But it wasn’t a free app.
It cost $3.99.
While the Apple Weather app is, of course, free.
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