If You Guessed Apple Was Going To Kill Dark Sky Back In 2020 …
Dark Sky was a great weather app, good enough that back in March 31st of 2020 Apple bought it and had the website shut down so that those who wanted to use it had to head to the Apple Store to purchase it in August of that year. Android owners were especially displeased by this move, seeing as how their devices don’t actually get along with the Apple Store. At least Android users who owned the app were given a refund for the remainder of their subscriptions when the site and Android app went dark.
Apple just postponed the final death of Dark Sky by a year, at the end of 2022 the app will no longer be available anywhere as opposed to the end of this year as was previously announced. That means you can still pick it up or renew the app for just over a year on your iThang, if you so desire. This extension likely indicates Apple is having some challenges incorporating all the features of Dark Sky into their built in weather app. The weather app will be getting improvements with iOS 15 but the continued existence of Dark Sky suggests that all of it’s functionality has yet to be incorporated.
Support for the Dark Sky API service for existing customers will continue until the end of 2022. The iOS app and Dark Sky website will also be available until the end of 2022.