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Apple Watch hacked to run UIKit based native app

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Apple Watch hacked to run UIKit based native app

Developers Steve Troughton-Smith and Adam Bell, with the assistance of saurik, have controlled to hack watchOS 2 to run absolutely-native apps. As noted via 9to5Mac, Troughton-Smith posted a video ultimate night time appearing proof of the feat.

Apple introduced watchOS 2 for Apple Watch, with the intention to permit 3rd-birthday celebration apps to run natively at the software for higher efficiency. However, despite the fact that the good judgment code for the Watch apps runs at the Apple Watch they usually’ve get right of entry to to the Digital Crown, microphone, Taptic engine, and well being sensors, they’re limited as developers have to use WatchKit to outline interfaces. They can’t use awesome frameworks like UIKit and SceneKit within the Watch apps like iPhone apps.

Here’s the video:
So… spent an evening hacking with @b3ll (& @saurik!) – we were given UIKit (& SceneKit) apps operating on Apple Watch (video)
— Steve T-I (@stroughtonsmith) June 12, 2015
This isn't the primary time Apple Watch has been hacked. Comex, well known hacker had hacked the tool to run a internet browser.

O earlier model of this newsletter by chance made it sound like saurik used to be on the center of this hack. The publish has been up to date to emphasize the extra necessary position of Steve Troughton-Smith and Adam Bell. 

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