As you can see from the video demo (below, and frustratingly filmed in portrait mode) Mac OS 7.7.5 running on an Apple Watch is not particularly useful. However, no one could’ve thought it would be good for running a 20-year-old operating system, but that’s exactly what one Apple Watch developer has managed to do. The emulator is designed to allow modern gadgets to run applications that were designed to be used on old Macintosh computers. For those counting, that was released 19 years ago on September 27, 1996. At the same time, it’s a fantastic example of how far computers have come in the last two decades, both in terms of computing power and physical size. Those Mac computers were a far cry from the portable devices that the current generation of users are enjoying.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook had his say on this announcement by saying: “Today we’re bringing native apps to the Watch”.
The American designer has created his very own Apple Pocket Watch; the digital watch is attached to a silver chain through a silver loop on the top side, instead of the bright wrist strap it usually comes with.
From June 26, Taiwanese consumers will be able to try on or purchase the Apple Watch at 10 select Apple-authorized resellers in Taipei, New Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung, according to Apple Inc.’s official site.
The Apple Watch’s functions are severely limited when not paired with the iPhone.