Apple updates Dark Sky app with bug fix for Apple Watch location data

Apple buys popular weather app, Dark Sky — Android app will shut down
Apple buys popular weather app, Dark Sky — Android app will shut down (Image credit: Joseph Keller/iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple has released an update for the Dark Sky app.
  • The update addresses some bugs related to location.
  • The Dark Sky app is set to sunset at the end of 2022.

Apple has released an update to its now-owned Dark Sky app (opens in new tab) that addresses some issues when trying to use it to get the weather in your current location.

Version 6.8.7 of the app addresses some quite unfortunate bugs which impacted both the iOS and Apple Watch app. Thankfully, Apple has resolved those issues with the latest update. You can read the full release notes below:

  • Fixes an issue that could cause weather information for current location to appear blank
  • Addresses an issue on Apple Watch that could cause current location to be incorrect
  • Stability and performance improvements

Apple last updated the Dark Sky app in June with some additional features for VoiceOver as well as an Apple Watch complication.

While it's not surprising to see Apple fix bugs and release the occasional performance improvement, it is a little strange that the company is releasing new features for the app. The company announced that it would be sunsetting the app entirely at the end of 2022.

Apple has already begun to incorporate the features of Dark Sky into its own Weather app. When the company released iOS 15 in September, it was very apparent that many of the features from the app are now built directly into the Weather app and more is sure to follow.

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.