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Video: You can get Apple’s gorgeous Apple Watch interface on your iPhone right now

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Last week, we showed you a few images of what Apple’s new Apple Watch interface might look like on an iPhone. Usability would certainly take a hit in some important areas, but Apple’s zooming UI does a good job of using available display real estate to its fullest extent. And of course, the zooming effect is also pretty cool.

Well, it didn’t take long for developers to get cracking on making the zooming Apple Watch interface a reality for iPhone users, and it’s already available as a free download — with two big caveats.

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The Apple Watch will be Apple’s first modern iOS device with a tiny display, and finding a way to make such a small display useful was a big challenge. Apple solved the issue — partially, at least — by creating an interface that can quickly and easily zoom in and out by twisting the Apple Watch’s crown.

Apple’s iPhone handsets don’t have crowns, of course, but the same idea has been translated into a full-featured home screen replacement app called WatchSpring.

Here’s a video of WatchSpring in action:

Now, for the caveats.

WatchSpring obviously has capabilities that fall outside the developer restrictions put in place by Apple, so this app is only available to users with jailbroken iPhones. On top of that, it’s not yet available in the Cydia app store for jailbroken devices, so interested users will have to jump through a few extra hoops to install it.

Still interested? If so, WatchSpring is available right now and it’s completely free. Everything you need to install it can be found in the Reddit thread linked below in our source section.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.