April 01, 2021

macOS and Accordance running on Apple Watch

I wouldn't have thought it possible, but tweaking the kernel from the package at mini vMac I have now been able to install macOS on my Apple Watch. It is smooth as butter, even scrolling the window panes. The caveats are:

  1. I need my 3.0x reading glasses
  2. Processor tasks are sloooow. For instance, on Accordance, it takes 10 seconds for the simplest word search
  3. I haven't figured out how to select an object or text. But, connecting a Bluetooth trackpad solves that problem. Maybe just keep that in my back pocket?
  4. macOS 10.4.1 is the latest version that will run stable.

I'm still thinking through use cases, but it is thrilling to see nonetheless.