Metroon gives your iPhone a Windows Phone look and feel

Metroon gives your iPhone a Windows Phone look and feel
For those iPhone owners out there that have a little secret Windows Phone envy, a new Jailbreak theme lets you get a taste of the Metro UI on your Apple handset. The theme, called Metroon, is a fully functional UI that allows you to switch from Metro to standard issue iOS on the fly, you know, in case you’d never be caught dead rocking Microsoft anything in public.

The theme allows you to customize the tiles, colors, backgrounds, notifications, and the app launcher. If this all looks good to you, it can be obtained from the Cydia store for $1.50. Overall this skin is the closest we’ve seen to the real thing. If you’re on the fence about switching to Windows Phone when the next iteration debuts in the fall, Metroon is a great way to try things out.

To see Metroon in action and compared to an actual Windows Phone handset and Windows 8 tablet, check out this hands-on video from The Verge.


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  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
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15 Comments

1. DWillyEfect

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Actually looks better than the Windows Phone 8 interface.

5. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

windows phone 8 = windows 8

7. DWillyEfect

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

No, not really.

8. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

no no no, that's a sarcasm.

2. tarozeero

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Wow. I mean, I love WP7's interface and everything but this is just... wow.

3. md227a

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

That looks pretty good for a dream board theme. Much better then what was out when I had my iphone.

4. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

When did windows phone=windows 8? Lol

6. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

thought it looked good until he held it up to the Lumina 900 and compared the two.

9. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

This theme is designed to look like windows 8 While lumia 900 is running windows phone 7.5

11. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

aw, makes more sense

10. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Will this work on iPad ?

12. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

no.. i dont think dreamboard works on ipad-- but there are other things besides for metroon that are better

13. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Example ?

14. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

well splashtop brings win8 as a sample to the ipad.. im not sure about themes though as i jailbroked the pad yet... what i meant was metroon specifically wont work on the ipad as the sizes will be off anyways

15. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Notice no one has tried to make an app to have a windowsphone look like iOS.. just sayin'

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