We recently saw Apple Inc. celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first ever iPhone model with the launch of iPhone X. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook at the launch called iPhone X as “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone” that features radical redesign and new technology.
The iPhone X is an all-glass (front and back) and stainless steel device with a curved edge-to-edge screen display and the first smartphone from Apple to feature a bezel-less design. Apparently, its top center screen “cutout” design has inspired a developer with the Reddit handle name “damianpiwowarski” so much that he has developed an app that can convert any smartphone into an iPhone X.
The app is known as “Smartphone upgrader 2017.” To use the app for the conversion process, the smartphone needs to run Lollipop 5 and up. The developer says:
Current trends in smartphones business are following one idea – smartphones have to bezel less. But all of that fancy stuff like cameras has to go somewhere! And they do, in some sort of a hole or a notch. Without that your phone is so ollldddddddd and uglyyyyyy.
Once you install the app, it also has an option for Android users to turn it into Essential’s PH-1 phone. Installers can also donate, which does nothing but remove ads from the app, according to the developer.
The Smartphone upgrader 2017 app is available for free on the Google Play Store. However, the app comes with a warning message (see below) on the Play Store page which is in connection to the loud color show that one gets when the phone is set in iPhone X or Essential mode.
The message reads: “This app may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised”.
Smartphone upgrader 2017 has been downloaded 1,000 times as of writing and has an overall rating of 4.0 stars. So, what are you waiting for? Try out the app to experience the iPhone X.