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Apple Weather App Doesn't Show Users Number 69


Apple Weather App Doesn't Show Users Number 69

The number 69 is often hailed as the sauciest number for obvious reasons so is this why the Apple Weather app won't show users if it's 69 degrees outside?

The Verge reports that in some versions of IOS the built-in application will round down to 68 or round up to 70 while Apple's source data on weather.com will always show the actual temperature.

Apple hasn't provided an explanation for the difference in readings yet but people on social have been sharing their thoughts on the matter.




Although we can't rule out the possibility that Apple made a conscious decision to keep the notorious number off the app, some Twitter users pointed out it could be down to a more technical reason.


If Apple sources data for the IOS weather app in Celcius then once it gets converted to Fahrenheit, several degrees would be skipped - including 69.

For example, 20 degrees Celsius converts to 68 degrees Fahrenheit, and 21 degrees Celsius converts to 69.8, which means these figures would be rounded up to 70.

iPhone users using some versions of IOS would also have the same issue with temperatures like 67, 71 and 74 degrees which are unlikely numbers for Apple to leave out on purpose.

According to The Verge, a phone running IOS 11.2.1 and IOS 15 had no problem showing accurate data of 69 degrees so it's seemingly only a feature in Apple's most recent software update.


Weather app 'Dark Sky' which is owned by Apple also has readings of 69 degrees.

So maybe Apple isn't as prudish as we first thought.

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