Metro UI theme on iPhone
Are you someone who loves Apple products but has envy for Windows Phone 7 owners for the interface they have the privilege in staring at for hours of each day? Or do you already own a WP7 device and wish to expand the deployment?
This has now become reality from just a possibility thanks to wyndwarrior, a theme designer at modmyi.com. Titled OS7, this theme for the iOS platform will transform your grid style Apple interface into a live tile enabled, aesthetically pleasing design that is found on WP7.
Before you begin to wander about the quality of the theme, or if functionality such as pinning (and unpinning) tiles to the main screen is missing, then fear not. Basic functions look and work very well, but the best feature? Live tiles are supported with more support on the way such as Facebook pulling live data etc. Although the theme requires you to mess with your device, which some people don't feel comfortable doing, it really is simple to install and get cracking...
To read more on the features, installation and view mock-ups, visit the OS7 thread over at the modmyi.com forums. Have you installed this theme on your Apple device? How do you find the emulated experience compared to the real deal?
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
Heh seeing that clunky "Pin to Start" menu come up really makes me appreciate the WP7 look and feel that much more.
I think this shows that MS is on the right path with the metro theme. I mean isn't imitation one of the highest forms of flattery :)
It kind of bothers me that its so easy to get the metro UI on another device
I like the really deal better.
but is it legal?
What sucks is the iphone with Metro looks better than most WP7 devices out currently.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?