New video shows what Apple's Watch OS would look like on an iPhone

Last month, when Apple announced its Watch (pictured on the left), it also revealed Watch OS - which, although based on iOS, looks quite distinctive, thanks in no small part to the fact that it features round app icons, and is operated differently. The Watch OS introduces a different type of scrolling - a multidimensional one that automatically centers apps, while letting you zoom in and out.

iOS developer Lucas Menge wanted to know what Watch OS would look like on an iPhone, and created the prototype interface that we can see in the video below. Everything’s pretty much just like on an Apple Watch, with the notable difference that the prototype interface includes labels for app icons. If you’re a developer, you can get the prototype code for this at the source link below.

As a reminder, the Apple Watch should be available in early 2015, and Tim Cook recently said that the device would be a "game changer." The Watch will be sold for prices starting at $349, thus being the most expensive smartwatch yet. 

source: GitHub via 9to5Mac



1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Thats pretty cool, it would be nice to have as a choice like the LG themes.

3. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

'Cool' looking... Maybe? Though it really is quite the counter-intuitive mess, much as it appears to be on the Apple Watch. Apple's UI designs have always been rather boring and mundane but they've hardly been as needlessly convoluted as this seemingly random 'GALAXY' of bubbles. Apple's better to just keep things as 'Dumbed Down' as they always have and stay away from possibly alienating their typical user base accustomed to UI simplicity above all else.

2. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I feel like it would be much more difficult to find the app you want with that setup.

4. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Its just a fun thing available on Cydia soon to mess around with. It could be just as fast as finding an app like the all current OS's.

5. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Hope cydia brings Android L's interface

9. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Most likely will, as Dreamboard has had past recent Android themes available. I enjoyed my previous android themes, as well as JellyLock.

11. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Great, even though I am not a fan of Android's stock interface, my Fren who got a iP6 from Nexus 4 is asking if it is possible to add widgets and app launcher like how stock android is..will see to it

12. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yea just visit that link. Everything you want to know is there. Just ask. You can do pretty much anything software related. Also, for theming, visit You can learn how to theme there, as well as download/discover different themes. Awesome community man. For example, here is an LG G3 inspired setup on the iPhone: As well as another neat theme:

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

So you're back eh?! :)

15. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Aloha :)

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

17. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014


6. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

Considering that nobody would permanently use this cluttered mess of a home screen layout on their 4 inch phone, how do you think it's going to pan out on the apple watch, which... ...has a 1.x inch screen ...has no app labels without pinch to zoom (and no, crown twist + tap is not nearly as efficient)

7. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

My thrypophobia itches... @)@

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Of course Samsung will put this very soon to Galaxy phones.

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Thats so coooooool

14. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So, it looks just as jumbled and messy as on the watch.

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