Apple’s Weather app displays air-quality information for the US and a handful of other countries, but iOS 14.7 will expand the feature’s availability to additional markets and regions.
- iOS 14.7 supports air quality in the Weather app in more countries.
- Before iOS 14.7, the feature was supported in just five countries.
- Apple sources air-quality data from multiple providers.
iOS 14.7 brings air quality in Weather to more regions
As noted on Reddit, Twitter and other forums, iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 support additional countries where the air-quality information is available in the Weather app. As per reports, the air quality index is now shown in iOS 14.7’s Weather app for users in at least these countries:
- South Korea
Before iOS 14.7, according to a support document on Apple’s website, the Weather app was showing air quality indices for users in the US, UK, Germany, India, Mexico and China mainland.
The Weather app shows air-quality information for a location in the local scale.
Something that’s new in iOS 14.7 for Canada 🇨🇦 Air quality index in weather apps pic.twitter.com/D4FG8oM7oz
— John Ee (@heyJohnEe) May 19, 2021
The air-quality information uses BreezoMeter as its source of information, but not in all markets. For mainland China, as an example, this information is provided by QWeather.
When is iOS 14.7 coming out?
Apple two days ago released the first developer beta of iOS 14.7 and other OS updates.
The company is kicking off its five-day annual developer conference, WWDC, on June 7. With that in mind, it’s a safe bet that iOS 14.7 might release for public consumption ahead of WWDC21. It’s currently less than three weeks until WWDC so Apple could also, speaking theoretically, release iOS 14.7 publicly after the WWDC has wrapped up.
Watch this space as we’ll be keeping you in the loop.