A young developer has come up with a weird time travel app that takes us back 11 years.
Back to iOS 4
As iOS 15 debuts this fall, OldOS allows you to rediscover the sensations of iOS 4, a version of Apple’s operating system released in 2012. 18-year-old developer Zane Kleinberg recreated the ecosystem at the time, and made it functional.
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It is therefore possible to take a look at the weather forecast, watch videos, or use the calculator. Some apps are still unusable at the moment, such as Mail, Calendar, YouTube and Messages. But Kleinberg announces that he is working on it.
“ In essence, the app is sort of an emulator, or maybe a second operating system that sits inside an app on your phone. It is truly designed to be a near-working and near-perfect recreation of iOS 4. “, explains the young develop to the Cult of Mac site.
A beta version already complete
To try OldOS, it will take patience.The app is currently in beta on TestFlight, Apple’s system that allows developers to have their creations tested. With TestFlight limiting the tests to 10,000 users, Zane Kleinberg quickly reached this limit.
It will therefore be necessary to wait until the application is published on the App Store to try it. Provided that Apple approves it, which is not won.