The iOS 16 Launcher app on Google Play Store is very popular with more than 50 million apps. It allows, on an Android smartphone, to simulate the software experience of the latest Apple OS.
The stable release of iOS 16 is slowly but surely coming together. Obviously, some are particularly eager to get their hands on it. However, iPhone users aren’t the only enthusiastic people. On the Android side too, the latest version of Apple’s OS is eye-catching. This is evidenced by the success encountered on the Play Store by the application called “Launcher iOS 16” and highlighted by PhoneArena.
As its name suggests, it is an application launcher — a launcher — mimicking the visual style of iOS 16. The iOS 16 Launcher page on the Play Store boasts over 50 million downloads. The service is obviously pleasing since it can boast an average rating of 4.8 stars obtained after 2.3 million opinions left by users.
iOS on Android, a guaranteed success?
As Parker Ortolani points out on Twitter — from The Verge et Polygon –, there are many apps on the Play Store offering to simulate the iOS experience on Android.
each of these have millions of downloads pic.twitter.com/TTuXUm2lcl
– Parker Ortolani (@ParkerOrtolani) August 18, 2022
However, a large majority of them accumulate millions of downloads each time. To believe that it is a winning formula every time. It must be said that this may interest some people curious to know if the grass is greener on the side of Apple or who just want to vary the pleasures by diversifying their launchers. Others may simply want to test an experience close to iOS before deciding to buy an iPhone.
A success to qualify
Note that the application is not entirely new. Created by a certain LuuTinh Developer, it actually dates from 2018 and was updated very recently to adapt to the look of iOS 16. The success of Launcher iOS 16 is therefore not dazzling first. Rather, it would have been built in a few years. This still proves a great appetite on the part of Android owners.
Also remember that a laucher only changes the visual appearance of an interface. Under no circumstances will it run another operating system on your phone. Finally, don’t forget that Android 13 is already tasting its stable version, but its deployment will be much slower than that of iOS 16.
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