Video: Windows 8 UI ported to iOS, hell freezes over

If you are using an iPhone and have been salivating over the Windows 8 UI, you now have the opportunity to experience the Metro-goodness if your device is jailbroken as you can now download a Windows 8 UI for the iPhone.

The skin is remarkably robust and features the tiles we know and love, charms and even "desktop" support. Desktop support is actually a shortcut back to the standard iOS interface but switching between "Windows 8" and iOS is a fluid experience. 

The UI runs on-top of dreamboard and the actual theme will set you back a $1.50; but that's a small bit of change if you are bored of the standard iOS experience. 

Source: Jailbreaknation | Thanks for the tip @danielbru

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I actually saw this a while ago and will probably give it a try. its pretty much the best of both worlds. Nice Apple hardware with the best OS available IMO.

Josh_LosAltosHills said,
I actually saw this a while ago and will probably give it a try. its pretty much the best of both worlds. Nice Apple hardware with the best OS available IMO.

It does look nice but it goes against the one thing iOS is about: loading apps. It's more clicks to your apps so i can just see it more of an inconvenience for iOS users after the novelty of a nice new interface wears off.

wow. these dimwits and their fanboys actually call this "metro" thingy a u.i. my my. hell surely has frozen over. somewhere near redmont, washington. that is. lmfao.

Now please go the other way and make metro more like iOs.
Still no start button, but at least in iOs you can organise related apps into folders to reduce the ghastly tiles-all-over-the-place mess.

gb8080 said,
Now please go the other way and make metro more like iOs.
Still no start button, but at least in iOs you can organise related apps into folders to reduce the ghastly tiles-all-over-the-place mess.

Oh gawd! Please no! Let's move as far away from the 25 year old computing UI as possible.

gb8080 said,
Now please go the other way and make metro more like iOs.
Still no start button, but at least in iOs you can organise related apps into folders to reduce the ghastly tiles-all-over-the-place mess.

Paraphrasing Bill Buxton, there is a problem with UI advancement when it hasn't significantly changed in 25 years since the introduction of the original Mac.

This is true of All UI models outside of some Windows 7 concepts, WP7, and Windows 8.

Sometimes there are UI technologies that shouldn't shift, the problem is when it comes to iOS or OS X UI concepts, they were 'outdated' when Apple put them in the Mac in 1984. For example a 'menu' is a list of text (words) it is not a GUI concept, but was used to 'get by' until computing power could catchup to offer real GUI concepts instead. Apple never got this memo on Menus, when Microsoft was trying to kill them off 10 years ago.

gb8080 said,
Now please go the other way and make metro more like iOs.
Still no start button, but at least in iOs you can organise related apps into folders to reduce the ghastly tiles-all-over-the-place mess.

You do realize that iOS 1.0 didn't come with folders either right? Well this is Metro 1.0.

RossDundas said,
Metro. Hmm....I have to pay to make my phone extra sucky.

I hate Metro on PC, but to say Windows 8 on a touch screen device isn't going to be fantastic is just blind hate IMO.

Once Windows 8 goes mainstream and people get used to using it (they will, and they will love it), Windows Phone is going to be a market share to catch up to.

Actually it works really well, I am surprised, it also comes with Androon UI. Much better than the default UI, but then again, I am quite tired of icon rows.

There's a free version and a paid version though I can't find out what the differences are. Anyway tried the free version and while it's what windows 8 should be (on a mobile device not a pc), it's remarkable buggy and very annoying to try and use (like trying to get rid of the popup things that appear, you can't really get rid of them to if the 'apps' appears you have to click it, then drag on the right and go back to 'start'... pretty stupid).

Frank Reymenants said,
I tried it but cydia freezes up when trying to pay for it Any suggestions?

Yes. Get a repo where it's free. I normally don't go that route but the author quite and stopped support. Also OS7 Revive is also very good.

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