Hacked Apple Watch proves the web wasn’t meant for 1-inch screens


Safari on the Apple Watch would suck. Photo: Comex
Safari on the Apple Watch would suck. Photo: Comex

Apple Watch is great at many things like checking weather, tracking fitness and sending notifications. But when it comes to surfing the web, Apple Watch is unsurprisingly the worst device for the task.

An Apple Watch version of Safari wasn’t included with Jony Ive’s smartwatch, but that didn’t stop notorious jailbreaker Comex from hacking a web browser onto the wearable. Comex posted a video of his hacked Apple Watch running a web browser on the Google homepage over the weekend, showing it is possible to browse the web from your wrist — but you’ll never want to.

Check it out:


Comex hasn’t revealed how he hacked Safari onto the Apple Watch, but considering Watch OS 1.0 is really a version of iOS 8.2 with a different UI, most of the needed pieces were probably already there.

Apple currently doesn’t allow third-party apps to be installed on the Apple Watch; however, the company plans to release an SDK for native apps in the future. In the meantime, Apple Watch might be the most exciting thing to happen in the jailbreaking scene in years. If a public jailbreak is ever released.

Via: Twitter


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