Apple looks set to start putting Apple News articles into the Weather app on iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
The feature is already available to those who use the latest iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.2 betas and will likely be made available to everyone next month.
The feature is currently being tested and doesn’t appear to be fully formed just yet. 9to5Mac reports that some cities in the United States are already showing news reports based on the weather at a specific location, although some major cities aren’t online currently.
For example, users will find a link for a San Francisco Chronicle article about Bay Area weather conditions as a new data point for San Francisco’s weather. Tapping the link to the Chronicle story opens the article in Apple News. Similarly, the Weather app for cities in Alabama and Mississippi includes a link to a Fox Weather story in Apple News about tornado touchdowns over the weekend.
Tapping an Apple News link in the Weather app will automatically open the app if it is installed.
On those devices where it isn’t already installed, users will be sent to the webpage equivalent in Safari or whatever browser they have set as their default.
Apple is already said to have iOS 16.2 set for a mid-December release, meaning a few more beta updates will arrive with developers and those on the public beta program before then.