The Weather app is finally coming to the iPad

Ipad Os 16 Weather
Ipad Os 16 Weather (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple announced iPadOS 16 earlier today.
  • The company revealed that the Weather app is finally coming to the iPad.
  • The app has been on the iPhone since it was originally released.

Earlier today, Apple announced iPadOS 16 during its WWDC 2022 keynote and with it an overdue app for the iPad.

The latest version of iPadOS features Stage Manager to better organize your windows like the Mac and the Freeform app to easily collaborate with your friends and coworkers on a limitless canvas.

"iPad is our most versatile device, and we're excited to take what it can do even further with iPadOS 16," said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering. "With Stage Manager, which takes multitasking on iPad to a whole new level, plus new ways to share and collaborate via Messages, Safari, and the new Freeform app, and new pro features like Reference Mode and Display Zoom, users can get even more done on iPad."

In addition Freeform, there is another app that is making its triumphant and long-overdue debut on iPad: Weather. With iPadOS 16, the Weather app is finally making the jump from the iPhone, which it has been on since the iPhone was invented, to the iPad.

The Weather app on the iPad, besides taking advantage of the larger display, will feature the same experience and features as users enjoy on the iPhone.

Designed to take full advantage of the stunning display, Weather comes to iPad with beautiful animations. With just a tap, users can see the most important weather information, or explore maps to check precipitation, air quality, and temperature. Users can also be notified when a severe weather alert is issued in their area, or check the air quality using a color-coded scale.

We have all been waiting for this day. A day when the Weather app is accessible on more than a widget on the iPad. And today is that day! Or July. Or in the fall. You know, whenever you install iPadOS 16 on your iPad.

Joe Wituschek

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.