We got confirmation from Apple about all the new features that will come with iOS 17.2 as the release candidate arrived today. One of the upgrades is a set of new widgets for the Apple Weather app, here are all the details and a look at the trio.
iOS 17.2 is coming as soon as the week of December 11 for all users. That’s after the software has been in beta testing since October. There is a range of upgrades across the OS for Messages, the Action button, Camera, Weather, and Siri, plus the Journal app will see its debut.
For the Apple Weather app, three new widget types join the standard forecast option. While they are limited to just one size – small, it’s nice to see the expanded choices that include more data.
The iOS 17.2 RC is available to devs and the public via the beta program and is required to get the new widgets
Here’s how Apple describes each one:
- Details – See the chance of precipitation, UV index, wind, and more.
- Daily Forecast – See the current weather conditions and daily forecast for a location.
- Sunrise and Sunset – See the upcoming sunrise and sunset for your location.
The original Forecast widget just offers the current temperature, high and low for the day, and the current conditions (cloudy, clear, etc.)
As a refresher, long-press on your Home screen or another app page to get the “+” icon in the top left corner, then search or swipe to the Weather widgets.
Notably, the Forecast widget comes in small, medium, and large sizes. So it’s possible we could see these three new iOS 17.2 Weather widgets offered in medium and large at some point.
The Apple Weather app’s accuracy and reliability have been a sticking point for many in recent years. That included some trouble with the official watchOS 10 release this fall. But hopefully, the worst of that is behind us.
What do you think about these fresh widgets? Excited to use them or already using them? Share your thoughts in the comments!
FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.