Apple's Weather App Hides the 'Forbidden' Number | 22 Words

It appears Apple's weather app won't tell you when it's sixty-nine degrees!

According to The Verge, the most recent version of iOS prevents temperatures of sixty-nine degrees from showing up on the app, even if it is sixty-nine degrees in the area. The weather app will either round up to seventy or stay at sixty-eight.

Nobody knows why this has suddenly come into place, but some suspect Apple wants to stay away from all sixty-nine-related jokes... however, Twitter has come up with another theory.

Some have voiced the idea that Apple is converting the temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit which would make a lot of sense as to why that specific number isn't shown. For example, twenty degrees Celsius converts to sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit, while twenty-one degrees Celsius converts to sixty-nine and a half degrees Fahrenheit, which when rounded up is seventy degrees Fahrenheit.

"The app appears to have similar issues with temperatures like sixty-five degrees (where 18 degrees Celsius converts to 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit, while 19 degrees Celsius is 66.2 degrees Fahrenheit)," as reported by The Verge.

The report goes on to note that phones running on older iOS, as well as the most recent iOS fifteen, don't have the same issue.

Marques Brownlee posted his findings to Twitter, saying: "Fun fact of the day, Apple's weather app in the iPhone refuses to show the number sixty-nine anywhere in the app ever, whether it's the hourly forecast or just the forecast for the day or anything. No sixty-nine degrees. It is actually sixty-nine degrees in Boston right now, know how I know that? Because if you use any other app or any other phone, it'll tell you the actual temperature. But for some reason, the iPhones will not show the number sixty-nine."

You can see an example of the phenomenon in Brownlee's video above. On the left, there's a phone that doesn't run on iOS, and on the right, there's a phone running a beta version of iOS. Both phones are obviously in the same location, but the temperature readings are different. Clearly indicating something is wrong with Apple's weather app.

While this makes a lot of sense, it wouldn't explain why older versions of iOS don't do this. This may be a bug, however, we've never seen such a specific type of problem, and it doesn't block seventy-nine, eighty-nine, fifty-nine, or forty-nine.

People have been sharing their thoughts on the phenomenon...

"I've seen it plenty of times (and this is coming from someone who ironically lives in Boston) on the new iOS 15 beta." One Twitter user commented.

Another wrote: "There is a history of Apple and the No. 69."

"I was about to switch back to iPhone but this changed my mind thank you the guy from youtube rewind," a third wrote.

So, it looks like Apple really isn't a fun of those crude numbers!