Are you eager to use your next-generation smartphone at its full capabilities? A team of independent ethical hacking specialists is developing an app that uses QEMU (a well-known virtualization software) to run the full version of Windows 10 from the Microsoft operating system image on an iPhone.
The developers mention that iOS devices do not have support for hardware virtualization; however, with this app (called UTM) they will be able to connect to the SPICE server in QEMU, allowing the “para-virtualization”. Thanks to this, an iPhone or iPad will be able to run Windows 10, or even Linux, at an acceptable speed to work with.
Its creators claim that UTM will be available for download very soon, plus users will not require a device with jailbreak to run it. However, it is important to mention that compatibility may be removed in the future with a possible Apple update; in this case, the device must have jailbreak, ethical hacking experts mention.
Although the project is in the early stage, developers have already shown that running the desktop version of Windows 10 on an iPhone is completely possible, although the speed of installation and execution remain the main Inconvenience. The TCG accelerator, used to run the operating system in the app, can only run at 70% speed, although performance increases by reducing the quality of the graphics, ethical hacking specialists say.
For the bad fortune of enthusiasts, it is virtually impossible to run Windows 10 natively on Apple products: “Unfortunately this is just OS emulation, we probably won’t find a way to run Windows on ARM natively in an A9 processor,” added one of the developers of this app. Those interested in the project can download the app, in addition to the ISO images of the Windows 10 operating system on the official website on GitHub of the UTM developers.
According to the International Institute of Cyber Security (IICS), recently another team of researchers managed to install and run Windows 10X on an Apple MacBook, employing an emulator released by Microsoft, achieving an acceptable level of execution, so it may be a matter of time before you find the optimal method to run Microsoft’s operating system in Apple developments.
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