Watch OS concept on iPhone

Apple’s announcements of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus this week were largely expected, but the real surprises of the keynote came from the Apple Watch, a wearable device with a custom-designed OS. With a home screen filled with a honeycomb-like grid of circular icons and navigated largely by zooming, the Apple Watch is different from anything we’ve seen from Apple in the past.

Following the announcement, Andras Horvath has posted a concept video to his channel imagining what the iPhone 6 would be like if it ran the software found on the Apple Watch. The result is an interface that is surprisingly pleasant and intuitive. Browsing through apps in this manner seems perhaps more appealing than the standard home screen layout of iOS.

Once iOS 8 is jailbroken, maybe we’ll see a tweak that brings this functionality to iPhone. It’s not unreasonable to think that many people would love to use this layout on a screen larger than that of the Apple Watch.

  • halston696

    I really hope this never happens

    • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

      Jailbreak THEME

    • BoardDWorld

      I thought about this as soon as I saw it. I really love the idea, it’s seems so much more in line with a touch UI. It may even be in the cards, introduce it in the watch then release it in a few years on the iPhone once people have become use it.

  • Jonathan

    I smell jailbreak tweak..

    • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan


    • Capirexz

      I think so, so who gonna make this happen?

      • Jonathan

        Perhaps the dev of NextGenUI?

  • ericesque

    Sorry. I’ll take some semblance of order over that chaos any day.

  • Jason Baroni

    My brain hurts.

    • Mohammed

      It gave me cancer+HIV.

      • romeodesigns

        Horrible joke, especially to those living with HIV and cancer.

      • Mohammed

        i am pretty sure anyone with cancer/HIV don’t have any time to surf the Web,so they won’t be seeing this comment.
        But yeah,its a horrible joke anyway.

  • halston696

    From apple as an official iOS update that is

  • Gucciipad

    Already been done on iPhone 5s. Using home screen designer.

  • Merman123

    Reminds me of my PSVita. Not a good thing.

    • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

      flat vs bubbles

      • onesimpleclik

        both still circular

      • Decio Arruda

        OS X icons are circular

    • pstanton

      I was thinking the same thing. I hate it

  • Juelz8302

    That is a terrible idea….

  • Luke Mulholland

    Just stop.

  • dom

    Lol at the idea of a “concept”. It’s literally their trailer showing the Apple Watch just put within an iPhone frame.

    • Yes but they’re not simply showing the trailer they’re also zooming it for us so we don’t have to :p

    • Ethan Humphrey

      That’s what I thought, very true

  • If this ever happens, Apple deserves to go bankrupt

    • jack

      Like you are?

  • Rot Kelfer

    not bad at all.

  • I cried so much when I read Apple watch won’t work with iPhone 4s and now again I read this article about Apple watch os again it reminded me I can’t use until I buy atleast iPhone 5 means 1600 dhs for the Apple watch then 2000 more for iPhone 5 which very expensive so no Apple watch for me :'( if iPhone 4s supports iOS 8 then why not Apple watch :'(:'(:'(

    • andrew_cpht

      Likely it’s because the two device communicate with Bluetooth low-energy, which was introduced with the iPhone 5.

    • Rook HD

      ok if you have the cash to buy the Watch then I think you should have the cash to buy the iphone 6 as well

  • Tsk Tsk

    A Prime Example of just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Some things just shouldn’t exist. Marmite is one of them. This is another.

  • NeftyCorrea

    wow that is amazing !

  • raulortiz318

    Some elements of the Watch interface, like the emoticon and heartbeat, looked out of place to me. Almost as if they are backing away from flat design, and getting back to using lots of shading. Even Yosemite’s icons have a weird look to me when the rest of the UI is taken into account.

  • onesimpleclik

    This is a horrible idea. No more concepts people, both devices are finalized.

  • Please, Never come to reality!

  • “Simple and intuitive”? Oh sure, with a small amount of apps on screen, what about when users like myself have 150+ apps? The screen would be a huge pain in the ass to find the one app in such a mess

  • Abracastabya

    Speaking of jailbreak…this got my hopes up as I like what I’ve seen so far.

  • Ariel

    Why not add the Digital Crown too while your at it? guaranteed in iOS 9 and iPhone 7 Lol…

  • dothack

    I don’t like how the icons are everywhere however i do think they should do a pinch to zoom to show your an overview of your springboards

  • Lots of hate for this concept, which I think is pretty interesting. I would really like to see this turn into a tweak. I’m fairly certain I would use it.

  • gittlopctbi

    Just one word: Yuck.

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    I just feel that this may be a convoluted mess on the iPhone without some type of folder organizations. Maybe turn these circles into folders, and then have a hierarchy system. I think people would be too confused trying to find an app, of course, unless one utilizes spotlight search which is awesome.

  • Reguard

    There has been something like this for a few years now it called grid os. I don’t really see the point it seems like more trouble to slide around and search for apps.

  • James Arthur

    look great i wish ios 9 like this

  • SoylentGreen

    Another example of media saturation about something that ‘just ain’t that important’ – will you ever actually try & take apple to task over some of their blatant lies & downright disregard for users privacy? Meh

  • jack

    That is actually nice. I often hate these concepts

  • Aaron Vo

    the new apple watch os reminds me of the beats app, how they share the “bubble” layout

  • Steiganator

    Been there, done that. NextGenUI for jailbroken iOS devices. Same thing but nicer ROFL.

  • Guest

    the app icons on the iPhone should be circular. squares make the iPhone look outdated.

  • Guest

    the app icons on the iPhone should be circular. squares make the iPhone look outdated

  • Guest

    the icons on the iPhone should be circular. squares make the iPhone look outdated

  • intellectual traits

    No way….