What you need to know
- Apple bought the weather app Dark Sky.
- This concept shows us what the new Weather app could look like.
- It's the best of Dark Sky rolled into the best of Weather.
When we found out that Apple has bought weather app Dark Sky we wondered what it intended to do with it. The most obvious idea is to roll it into the iPhone's Weather app and this concept shows us what that might look like.
This particular concept comes courtesy of Buzzfeed's Parker Ortolani and he managed to mock it up way more quickly than we'd have imagined. And it's really rather good, too.
The concept shows us Apple's existing Weather app, complete with Apple Maps data, spliced with the always impressive Dark Sky rain forecast interface. That's the part of Dark Sky that has always kept me coming back for more and the idea of it coming to Weather makes the kind of sense that just does.
We don't yet know for sure what Apple has in mind with this acquisition. But if the result looks anything like these concept images I think we'll all be pretty happy with the outcome. Wouldn't you agree?
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.