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It might be the web’s most beloved and meme-able quantity (apart from 420), however in Apple’s world, there appears to be no time for such humor.

If you happen to’re an iPhone or iPad consumer, you’re in all probability aware of the climate app, which might toggle between ranges of reliability relying on the day.

However The Verge just lately found one notably attention-grabbing (albeit: hilarious) glitch — the climate app doesn’t show when the temperature exterior is 69 levels.

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Common tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee first found the problem in a video on Twitter that started to go viral, which he recorded from Boston, the place he mentioned the temperature was 69 levels.

“Apple’s Climate app on the iPhone refuses to point out the quantity 69 wherever within the app ever,”  Brownlee says. “Whether or not it’s the hourly forecast or simply the forecast for the day or something. No 69 levels.”

He mentioned that on different climate apps and telephones the temperature was displaying as 69 levels, although Apple’s app was displaying 68 levels.

The invention had Twitter questioning if the quantity was a bit too cheekily sexual for Apple and its merchandise, which are not precisely essentially the most humor-forward.

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Nonetheless, Twitter consumer Ian Brennan got here up with a possible rationalization for the omissions.

If Apple, the truth is, makes use of Celsius as its major type of calculating the climate after which converts it to Fahrenheit, rounding the numbers to the closest entire quantity would lead to sure Fahrenheit temperatures by no means displaying.

Brennan used the instance that 21 levels Celsius converts instantly into 69.8 levels Fahrenheit, which might at all times spherical as much as 70 levels Fahrenheit; 20 levels Celsius converts to 68 levels Fahrenheit.

This may clarify why the quantity 69 would by no means show if Apple was utilizing entire, rounded Celsius numbers to calculate the climate displayed on the app.

Brownlee additionally adopted up in a Tweet explaining that by the identical reasoning, the app additionally doesn’t show the numbers 65 or 67.

The Verge reported, nevertheless, that the glitch appears to be mounted on iOS 15, with Twitter customers reporting that the problem can also be not current on iOS 14.6 within the climate widget, however solely on the app itself.


Entrepreneur has reached out to Apple for a remark.

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