Last week, 9to5Mac presented a what-if scenario where the Apple Watch’s home screen interface was adopted for the iPhone. Inspired by that, a developer soon came up with a working simulation of the interface, albeit contained within an app rather than running on the home screen itself.
But now, another developer has risen to the occasion and created a tweak called WatchSpring that replaces a jailbroken iOS 8 device’s SpringBoard with a functional home screen styled after the interface of the Apple Watch.
“The modification replaces the current iPhone home screen with a fluid grid of circular icons that can be zoomed in or out to show as many apps as you’d like,” 9to5Mac notes. “It can also open apps natively (no need for URL schemes or anything like that), though it doesn’t seem to support folders just yet.”
Check out WatchSpring in action:
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If you’d like to run WatchSpring on your jailbroken iOS 8 device, you have to manually install the tweak by following the developer’s instructions on Reddit. You can also get the tweak’s source code from Bitbucket.
The Apple Watch isn’t due to be launched until early next year.