Jailbreak app brings watchOS look to iPhone


Jailbreak app Honey on iPhone
Honey is a jailbreak app that lets your iPhone impersonate your Apple Watch.
Screenshot: Blake Boxberger/Twitter

Ever wish you could bring the fun fluidity of your Apple Watch home screen to your iPhone?

A new jailbreak app from an iOS developer brings the watchOS interface to your iPhone or iPad.

Honey, created by iOS developer Blake Boxberger, allows users to configure their screen in several ways on iOS devices running jailbroken versions of iOS 11 and iOS 12.

Hackers, feeling restricted by Apple’s operating systems, will jailbreak the operating system as a way to customize the user interface and develop home-brewed apps.

Jailbreaking is complicated and comes with some risk. It voids any warranty and makes devices vulnerable to malware. The jailbreak community is supportive and quick to alert its members to possible security risks.

Apple discourages jailbreaking, however quietly appreciates the work because it helps the company root out security flaws in an OS. Apple can then close the hole with an iOS update to regular users.

watchOS look on iPhone

Other developers have tried to port the Apple Watch home screen to the iPhone, however, iDownloadblog calls Honey “one of the most aesthetically-pleasing user experiences on the market today.”

Created by developer Blake Boxberger, Honey brings the watchOS-circular design of apps and scales them to iPhone display.

Users can access apps with swipe gesture with animated movements like on Apple Watch. The app lets you toggle between off and on, choose Home Screen layouts, select between circle or square icons.

If you already operate a customized device, Honey is available to download on Dynastic Repo for $2.99.

Honey’s current version does not allow users to uninstall apps, however, Boxberger said he will correct this in an update he will release soon.

After Boxberger unveiled Honey on his Twitter feeder, a follower who downloaded it, posted the below video showing the watchOS look on his iPhone.


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