iOS 5 features: iPhone weather app gets hourly forecasts

With iOS 5, the built in iPhone weather app finally gets an update to include hourly forecasts. Previously untouched since its debut in iOS 1 (iPhone OS 1), you can now tap on the daily forecasts and they'll slide down to reveal hour-by-hour breakdowns of upcoming weather.

It's certainly not going to hurt more full-featured weather apps in the app store, and it's nothing as sexy as, for example, adding landscape mode for radar views, but it's nice to see the long-neglected weather app get something at least.

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.