Lion Theme Brings OS X Look-and-Feel to Jailbroken iPhones

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    The jailbreaking community has brought all sorts of interesting tweaks and hacks to iOS devices. Lion Ultimatum is functional theme for jailbroken iPhones that attempts to completely replicate the OS X user interface, not just with icons and a background, but with "fully usable Finder menus, stacks, launchpad, a scrollable dock, draggable windows, mission control, dashboard, and a customizable lock screen."

    Lion Ultimatum is a free install for jailbroken iPhones. Lifehacker has installation instructions for those interested in trying it out.

    It is, however, more useful as a proof-of-concept than anything else, and shows why Apple redesigned the iOS user interface from the ground up to be touch-compatible, rather than simply shoehorning the OS X interface onto a smaller touchscreen.

    Article Link: Lion Theme Brings OS X Look-and-Feel to Jailbroken iPhones
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I'm curious. Has iOS 5 been jailbroken yet?
     
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    This would be awesome on the iPad...

    I would love to have this on an iPad... you'd have a full desktop resolution... that'd be pretty sweet. iMacbook
     
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    I just installed it on my iPod touch. It's awesome!
     
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    NOT free

    It's not free... Currently a $3.50 charge for donation to developer for beta access...
     
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    That's pretty damn cool. I'd buy a new iPod Touch and do this.
     
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    Utterly absurd.

    And yet too cool :)

    I’ve always liked the Snow Leopard wallpaper on my iOS devices. That’s as far as I’ve gone!
     
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    Respect to the guys that developed this, it looks amazing and very clever. But, there's always one, I can't imagine it being good to use on a phone day to day. For an iPad and iPod touch I can really see it being great though.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A5313e Safari/7534.48.3)

    What iOS should have been like!
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; nl-nl) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Oh boy this theme was skyrocketing already and now every major Mac site is paying attention to this theme. The guy is a student and I bet he can quickly pay his college with this. His books were already paid he said but now even his college fee might be covered. Well done!
     
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    I have been using this theme for about a week and while it's really sweet, it does have a few bugs. The looks I get from people are totally worth it however.
     
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    That is one sick theme. I wish I had an iDevice that can do themes without lagging lol.
     
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    It looks like it took an impressive amount of work, but what for, really?

    While Lion looks better on an iPhone than on a Mac, it still just doesn't seem very useful.

    (I'm running Lion, btw... there are some things I like... there are some things I hate... Missions Control, Full Screen Apps, and Resume all seem to impair productivity and drain battery. Expose was better, and I miss it sorely.)
     
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    That's not the point.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/9A5313e)

    No Photoshop? OS X would be far more useful on an iPad.
     
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    Please develope for the iPad immediately!
     
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    Totally useless?

    It looks very awkward for a touch-based input device but it is a fantastic proof-of-concept.

    It also demonstrates the amount of passion developers have for the iOS platform. I love it.
     
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    How do they impair productivity or battery life? If you don't like them you don't have to use them so they can't possibly impair your productivity, and even if you do use them what are they doing that will impair battery life?

    I agree about missing Expose though.
     
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    It's a helluva lot better than the point of this hack.

    This hack is in fact proof positive why stuff like this just doesn't work well on such a device.

    It's interesting though, as far as novelties go.
     
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    I'd go insane. Button touch areas are so small! I'd always misclick.
     
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    Wow, looks very nice! Amazing amount of work, I can only imagine...

    (+1 vote for an iPad version)
     

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