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Is this the single worst thing you can do to an iPhone 6 Plus?

Published Nov 11th, 2014 4:17PM EST
iPhone 6 Plus Running Windows 98
Image: Jonathan S. Geller, BGR

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The iPhone 6 Plus already is a best-selling device for Apple and the 5.5-inch phablet is even more popular in certain markets than expected. It seems that quite a few odd people have purchase the device, though, because some of them have found very unusual ways to use the smartphone. Redmond Pie points out one such case from China, where a user managed to install a somewhat working copy of Windows 98 on the iPhone 6 Plus.

FROM EARLIER: This is what Windows 95 looks like running on Android Wear

Even though it looks like the iPhone 6 Plus can easily boot up an old desktop operating system such as Windows 98, it doesn’t mean the OS will run flawlessly on the handset, as you can see from the many error messages that appear on the screen (images below). In fact, anyone who remembers what installing such old copies of Windows on a computer actually means will likely steer away from doing something like this for reasons that are all too obvious.

On the other hand, this isn’t the first time an old version of Windows has been installed on modern gadgets, with one user having ported Windows 95 to an Android Wear device not too long ago.

More pictures showing this strange iPhone 6 Plus contraption follow below, with more details about the whole procedure available on Chinese forum Feng (see source link).

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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