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Apocalypse Averted! No WinMo on iPhone -- for Now

Whoabuphew! Tell Buffy to stand down, Giles to close the books, and Willow to de-dark -- for the moment-ish. Turns out the above travesty video of what we first thought was Windows Mobile running on the iPhone may just have been viral marketing much.

But you can't un-raise that demon, now can you? The Hellmouth has been harshened, and it's only a matter of time before someone gets all Voldermorty with it and tries to conjure up some Windows Mobile -- or Android -- style iPhone possession.

Sure, some people may be looking forward to that. Be we'll just keep the crosses, garlic, and holy water at the ready. B'okay?

Next time it could be for realz!

Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Why would anyone bother, really?
  • shit that looks cool. i woudnt want it. but it looks cool. lol.
  • But they still have girls in Norway, right?
  • I'd get it for the novelty and the opportunity to run PRODUCTIVITY apps on my iPhone. I would just have to look past the fact that the kid is a twit. Maybe Jobsy will throw iPhone a users a bone tomorrow. 2.2 please :)
  • Well, maybe windows mobile on my iPhone would at least let me see the flash movie you've embedded in this page!
  • @Sean
    OH SNAP! NO YOU DIDN'T. Well, you've indeed "done" just that.
    Flash on any phone: Not a good idea just yet.
  • Turn by turn GPS apps. cut and paste. productivity apps. Would rather have these added to the iphone OS. But if not.......
  • Gordon: all of those are available when you jailbreak your iPhone. :)
  • @Ethan - At the risk of sounding humorless - I guess the point is that I'm a big boy and would rather decide for myself whether Flash on my iPhone is too big a risk - rather than having Big Steve decide for me.