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Apple censors mentions of 69... from its weather forecast 

by on14 July 2021

69 too hot for Apple fanboys

It seems that Apple is are so worried about what their fanboys' mothers will think that they have banned their weather forecasting app from using any rude numbers – specifically 69.

If you are an iPhone user, the weather is always a particularly nice 70 degrees. Or 68 degrees. But if the temperature is 69 that is too hot for Apple fanboys.

The built-in weather app on some versions of iOS -- including the current version, iOS 14.6 -- will refuse to display the number, even if the actual temperature in a given location is, in fact, 69 degrees.

It's not clear if this is a bug or an intentional attempt from Apple to censor any immorality amongst is users.  The last thing Apple wants is American mothers ringing up the spaceship claiming that their precious snowflake has been lead down the path to drug use, satanism, homosexuality, liberalism, feminism and dungeons and dragons by Apple’s immoral weather app with its erotic numbers.

The rounding is only visible in the weather app itself: clicking through to Apple's source data from will show the proper temperature, as does Apple's home screen widgets.

We guess it is because you would have the immoral number in your hand which makes it dangerous.

Last modified on 14 July 2021
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