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.
ok but who is going to go to Venus to see if the iOS shows 420C as a temp who i ask who
- Brad Sams (@bdsams) July 13, 2021
Apple weather won't show the number 69 and I don't know what to do with this information
- Ben Tossell (@bentossell) July 13, 2021
The pettiness of Apple refusing to display 69 degrees in the weather app update is funny to me
- Kayla (@kc_burrito) July 15, 2021
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.
I wonder if this is caused by converting from ºC to ºF on device and the rounding to the nearest int. (ex: 59ºF = 15ºC while 69ºF = 20.5555555ºC) https://t.co/ul9fpEoOko
- Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) July 13, 2021
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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