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  • Apple Moves to Using The Weather Channel for iOS 8 Weather Information

    In iOS 8, Apple has moved to using The Weather Channel as the provider of weather information rather than Yahoo!, like in iOS 7 and earlier. A screenshot taken from the iOS 8 Weather application shows The Weather Channel's logo at the bottom of the Weather application instead, as shown above.

    The change is a bit surprising considering that Apple has been teamed up with Yahoo! for so long for weather information on its iOS devices, but it could be a positive change of events. iOS 8's Weather application is much more detailed than that of the Weather application in iOS 7, and shows information such as:

    • Nine-day weather forecast
    • Sunrise/sunset information
    • Chance of rain and humidity levels
    • The wind speed
    • The "feels like" temperature
    • The precipitation levels
    • The visibility
    • The U.V. index

    It's worth mentioning that Yahoo! stepped up its game with its standalone Yahoo! Weather application for iOS (a free download in the App Store), which Apple has recognized for its wonderful design and user interface elements. The Weather Channel also has its own application in the App Store.

    With The Weather Channel now being the provider of Apple's Weather application information, it should be interesting to see if weather information will be just a little more accurate on the iPhone now.

    Sources: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Moves to Using The Weather Channel for iOS 8 Weather Information started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Nice!!! Always preferred Dub-C over Yahoo
    1. NewD's Avatar
      NewD -
      Me too. Anything but sucky Yahoo. But this would present a big problem for our only engine for our weather widgets: WidgetWeather. Hopefully not. And the brilliant devs will figure it out by next JB.
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      Cool! I hadn't noticed that! I was wondering why the weather display was a bit better...I paid for the weather channel max a long time ago! Best app for weather accuracy I know!

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    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I like this..much more detailed info. To get that on iOS 7, you have to open up Yahoo Weather booo!
    1. Selfmadexpert's Avatar
      Selfmadexpert -
      Looks like they also invented a carrier called "giffgaff"
    1. TK4|2|1's Avatar
      TK4|2|1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Selfmadexpert View Post
      Looks like they also invented a carrier called "giffgaff"
      No, gifgaf is real carrier here in the UK

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    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by TK4|2|1 View Post
      Sent by pressing buttons.
      I like it!