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Weather Channel app for iPad misses overhaul

With so many weather apps to choose from, it is often a tough task finding the best, but with the Weather Channel app already installed on several of our devices, we do find this to be one of the best on the App Store. Even though the app was already good, a new update has made it even better, although not for the iPad version.

The Weather Channel version 6.0 overhaul for iPhone went live several days ago, and now has an iOS 7 design, as well as being more social because you can now share your weather, which will then be used to try and make weather more accurate for areas that the app has struggled with.

Some of the other Weather Channel app updates that help to make it even better include faster than ever radar maps, and improved navigation, such as being able to swipe left or right to browse saved locations.

The app icon has also changed, which seems to have only been done to inform you that it is all change for the app.

What we find strange is how the iPad version of the Weather Channel app hasn’t been updated since March. This means that it does not take advantage of the iOS 7 inspired design and all those new features, but why is this?

We have seen in the past that updates for the iPad version are usually slower, maybe because the iPhone version of this app is more popular, and so it is better to test new updates on Apple smartphones before being rolled out to iPad users?

How would you improve the Weather Channel app for iPad?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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I absolutely hate the new weatherbug app for the iPhone 5. It is not easy for a quick glance. You have to scroll through to look @ 10 day forecast. I have had this app for my iPhone & iPad for for a few years & used it daily. I found it more accurate than weatherbug, but will now be deleting it from both devices & just using weatherbug. I don’t know why people always have to try to fix things when it’s not broken. The app was much user friendly before the change.

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