iOS Installed on a HTC Phone?

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  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Some ingenious hacker claims to have installed iOS onto a non-Apple device - in this case, an HTC phone. A video showing the hack is here: http://www.hardmac.com/news/2010/09/12/the-first-hackiphone
    This is obviously disturbing for Apple if the story is true, as I'm sure Apple doesn't want its operating system for phones installed on hardware that isn't theirs.
     
  2. bruckg macrumors newbie

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    The font in the Weather app doesn't look like on the real iPhone, the fonts in the other apps seem misaligned as well. Also, the homescreen wallpaper actually scrolls along with the icons from page to page, which it doesn't on the real iPhone.

    I call BS on this one. It looks like this is just another nerd without a life looking for his 5 minutes of internet fame...
     
  3. ryan0402 macrumors 6502

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    I know they can run android and ios on an iphone but that would be cool if true.
     
  4. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    I'm thinking BS too, but its pretty convincing.
     
  5. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    This is just a clever theme. If you read the comments on the YouTube site this is stated a number of times.

    Not the real iOS.
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Well that confirms that this is a fake then. Phew.
     
  8. Malsi macrumors regular

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  9. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    Why would someone want to cripple their android device? I mean yes the iphone 4 hardware is better than android phones but the OS is very limited IMO.

    let's see:

    both have itunes sync

    both can multitask now

    you need windows or a mac for iOS, android can connect to pretty much anything (and itunes sync vs everything)

    android tethers

    android plays many more formats

    android has flash as an option

    android can always receive upgrades, I have read about running 2.2 on the g1

    custom roms for android

    android has free cloud sync (I think)

    coming in 3.0 vp8 support
     
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  11. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    You can tell it's real because the whe time he is holding the phone he has nO service.
     

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