There are no limits to developers’ ingenuity, and having a new device to play with is a whole world of possibilities. Billy Ellis knows this, which is why he has taken advantage of having his Apple Watch to do something totally unique.
In a couple of hours he managed to install iOS 4 on his Apple Watch with watchOS 1.0.1 Well, you have to take this with a grain of salt, because it’s not iOS 4 itself, but a theme that follows the style lines of iOS 4. Here is the video:
Obviously from this interface we will not be able to run any of the applications, but we can simply observe how iOS would look in an Apple Watch. Of course this only makes me more grateful to Apple for creating watchOS and not offering iOS in the Apple Watch as well.
As you can see, the interface is tiny, and navigation would be horrendous, as much as iOS is intuitive and easy to use, on a screen like the Apple Watch is impossible. Note that even though it is simply a theme, it works quite poorly, which gives us to understand the great effort that Apple has put in optimizing watchOS.
The thing remains a mere anecdote. The interesting thing would be if Billy would take the Apple Watch to some Apple Store to tell the technicians at the Genius Bar that his watch has gone crazy and is running iOS 4. The reactions would certainly be worth seeing.
The problem with these things is that Apple will never accept them in the Apple Store . Therefore unless you have the developer’s permission to install it or you have a developer account that allows you to install third-party applications on your device, it would be impossible to get it.