The Weather Channel 4.0 for iPad (Screenshot 001)

The Weather Channel’s nice iPhone app was updated two months ago with substantial design changes and much-needed iOS 7 styling. Today, it’s the iPad app’s turn to get some way overdue iOS 7 love.

Now available in the App Store, the new Weather Channel for iPad version 4.0 is now closely aligned to the iOS 7 aesthetic and it shows: from precise typography and flat UI elements to the use of translucency and complete lack of ornamentation to the gorgeous background photos that match your current weather conditions and more…

As the screenshots used in the article attest, The Weather Channel is now a good citizen in iOS 7 and more than a suitable replacement for Apple’s stock Weather app or Yahoo’s free, beautifully designed Weather software.

The Weather Channel 4.0 for iPad (Screenshot 002)

The Weather Channel 4.0 for iPad (Screenshot 004)

The Weather Channel 4.0 for iPad (Screenshot 005)

The Weather Channel 4.0 for iPad (Screenshot 003)

It’s interesting that Apple has removed a middle man and now goes straight for the source for iOS weather data. Instead of continuing to tap Yahoo as its weather data provide – which itself sources data from The Weather Channel – Apple now directly retrievs weather forecast from The Weather Channel.

Why?

Well, supplanting Yahoo with The Weather Channel gives Apple much richer data sets to work with, including more weather specificity related to the location of a user, a nine-day forecast (instead of five) along with a weather-conditions summary and more.

Download The Weather Channel 4.0 for iPad free in the App Store. The iPhone app is available as a separate download and both require iOS 7.0 or later.