What you need to know
- There's an iOS 14 Home screen widget that looks like a Nokia 3310.
- It's nostalgia overload.
- It can show your battery level, time, signal strength, and more.
The year 2000 saw the arrival of Nokia's 3310, a phone that would go down in history as the handset that everyone – and I mean everyone – had. Those that didn't have one wished they had one. And now those people can get a Nokia 3310 on their iPhone's Home screen.
And it's glorious.
Retro Widget is the app that makes this possible and the widget is more than just eye candy. It can show you a few bits of information as well.
Checkout our fresh retro widgets embedding dynamic data:
- Carrier strength signal
- Carrier name
- Battery level
- Backlight (with dark mode!)
And that's about all there is to it. Retro Widget won't change your life, but it'll put a smile on your face. And in 2020, that's more than most things manage right now. You can download Retro Widget from the App Store (opens in new tab) right now. It's currently priced at $1.99.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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