In the latest string of iPhone news, a Chinese programmer by the username of xyq058775 has successfully installed Windows 95 on his brand new iPhone 6 Plus. Although emulation on random devices is not really anything new, it is quite a novelty to see this OS and hardware combination being done.
In order to accomplish this, he used a program called iDos to install the 19-year-old Windows OS. We’re not sure of the practical application of this emulation, but it sure is intriguing what people are doing with their brand new iPhone. The programmer tried to install Windows XP, he ran into a hitch and was unsuccessful.
Although it would be interesting to see if it is possible to install Windows 7 or 8 on the iPhone 6 Plus, the iDos program can apparently only emulate 16-bit environments (this is also why the Windows XP install failed) according to the poorly translated FAQ. As Windows 7 and 8 require at least a 32 environment, we won’t be seeing any iPhone 6 Plus running it through this method; but there are other ways of working around the puzzle as one TechCrunch commenter pointed out..
If you can read Chinese, head on here to see how it is done; you could also try it out for yourself if you’re inclined.