Is Putting Windows 8 On The iPhone A Capital Offense?

    July 10, 2012
    Zach Walton
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Windows and Mac OS X are two sides of the same coin. Just because they’re both similar in many instances does not mean that they should ever meet though. Some intrepid, and possibly insane, designer has taken it upon himself to create the Windows 8 Metro UI for the iPhone.

Before you get out your pitchforks and whatever else Apple fans use to maim the non-believers, know that today’s unholy experiment comes from a Jailbroken theme. If somebody wants to add a little bit of Windows 8 to their iPhone, they will have already committed the unthinkable crime of going against Apple’s wishes by jailbreaking their iPhone.

Regardless, it’s a pretty sweet reskin and it looks just like the Metro UI that we’ve come to either love or hate. Seeing it on the iPhone just makes my week. I’m sure Apple fans will have something to say about it, but I think it’s a nice fit for the iPhone. I’ve always thought that Metro looked great on phones and the iPhone UI does need some sprucing up in the design department.

Check out the video below from Jailbreak Nation to get a close look at how Windows 8 would translate to the iPhone.

To get more information on the skin and where to download it, hit up Jailbreak Nations’s tutorial on how to install it. It’s only a paltry $1.50 to get the magic and wonder of Windows 8 onto an Apple device. That’s a small price to pay for the tech equivalent of crossing the streams.

[Lead Image: JBN]
  • waltjizzney

    This story is very annoying. Windows 8 was NOT loaded on the iphone. The user just loaded a THEME that copied the looks of windows 8. There are no changes in the operating system or admin files.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/zach-walton Zach Walton

      I think I made it clear that this was just a skin that replaces the UI and nothing else. The headline was just meant to be humorous, not literal.

    • Jack

      Does not cut it for me, those are dead titles! Does not work like live titles where information is updated constantly.

  • Kain

    That theme will annoy soooo many Apple users. Great idea :)

    • G

      becuase you’re paying Apple inflated prices, rather than just buying an equally good win phone 8 device for £200 less, may as well just buy win phone 8 in the first place :)

  • http://www.dvd-to-flash.com/ iwonderskysoft

    Why not? Since both of them are useful, so why can’t we use the Windows 8 on iPhone. I support it.

  • Mike

    Based on what everyone has said about WP7 then I believe the answer could be yes it is a capital offense lol. Not really sure why anyone would do it though it doesn’t make much sense to me, my windows phone is just as buttery smooth as the iphone and is more durable as well. If you like the metro experience then there is no reason to hang on to your iphone. This will especially be true when WP8 comes out this fall. WP7 Samsung Focus user since Nov of 2010 and I can’t wait to see the look on all my families faces when I have my WP8 phone and they are all stuck with there iphones 4s’s for the next 2 years with tiny screens and hspa+

  • stinky

    this is a good thing even if it only a skin. wait until phones are like pcs, just hardware you can load any OS onto you want. Run it on Straight Talk for 45$ unlimited everything and that is freedom. And freedom is a good thing, don’t believe Apple/US gov.