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The Apple Watch Has Been Hacked to Run a Web Browser by Comex [Video]

The Apple Watch Has Been Hacked to Run a Web Browser by Comex [Video]

Posted May 10, 2015 at 5:13am by iClarified · 59827 views
Comex has just posted a video of a web browser running on the Apple Watch.

The hacker tweeted, "I always wanted a web browser on my wrist."

At this point it's unclear how comex was able to get the browser running on the smartwatch, as this isn't something currently permitted by Apple. Perhaps he was able to load UIKit into WatchOS. Or, perhaps he has jailbroken the Apple Watch!

Take a look at the video below and please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

Read More [via evilpenguin_]

Update:
Comex let us know that "Watch OS is based on UIKit already, but the SDK doesn’t allow running any native code." How he was able to get past the SDK's restrictions is still a mystery but we'll let you know when we hear more!




The Apple Watch Has Been Hacked to Run a Web Browser by Comex [Video]
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Zanka
Zanka - May 12, 2015 at 3:26am
Meh....
wittybob
wittybob - May 11, 2015 at 11:43pm
I be old so I going for bigger screen, not a small watch screen. Bigger screen for apps, and if I want the time, I yell, OK Google ...
wittybob
wittybob - May 11, 2015 at 11:44pm
That is cool tho to jailbreak the iWatch
Yme
Yme - May 10, 2015 at 10:47pm
Thats the reason I didn't buy yet,my iPhone is jailbroken . I didn't want to upgrade my IOS to 8.2 I won't get the watch until the Jailbreak is out I can't afford it,not a problem Please release it
Gwyneth
Gwyneth - May 10, 2015 at 5:45pm
Awesome job Comex, proven point that jailbroken i-anything makes it better than out of the box. Responsive and non responsive websites will of course in the future also be available for watches as they are now already available for desktops/laptops, tablets and phones/phablets. But it will probably be a few generations before I personally will find the iWatch worthy of buying in functionality, stability and quality for the price they are being sold. Just like I found no iPhone worth buying until the 4S.
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