Apple-owned Dark Sky gets new updates to VoiceOver, watch complication
What you need to know
- Apple has released version 6.8.6 of the Dark Sky Weather app.
- The update includes enhanced support for VoiceOver and more frequent updates for the Apple Watch complication.
Apple has released a new update to the Dark Sky app on iOS with some notable improvements.
Version 6.8.6 of the Dark Sky Weather (opens in new tab) app improves support for VoiceOver, enhances the Apple Watch complication experience, and more:
- Improved VoiceOver support
- Complications on Apple Watch update more frequently
- Addresses an issue that could prevent the moon phase from updating
- Stability and performance improvements
The last update to the Dark Sky app was in November of 2020 when Apple originally added an Apple Watch complication to the app. The app hadn't been updated for about seven months before that.
Apple acquired Dark Sky Weather back in March of 2020. While the company originally planned to shut down the API that many other apps used to incorporate weather on July 1, 2021, it was recently revealed that the company delayed that change until the end of 2022.
Apple has already begun to incorporate features from Dark Sky into its own Weather app on iOS, including more localized weather reports and weather maps that are set to come as part of iOS 15 in the fall.
If you want to enjoy Dark Sky Weather on an Apple Watch, check out our list of the Best Apple Watch 2021.
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