Have you ever wanted to run Android on your iPhone? Well, maybe when you’re bored with the secured Apple ecosystem and feel like your iPhone needs to be a bit more prone to viruses. Last year, someone made a 3D printed iPhone case that lets you run Android on iPhone. And now, entrepreneur Joseph Savion and his company ESTI Inc. have developed a bizarre iPhone case, which is basically an Android device.
It doesn’t run Android on your iPhone, it’s an Android phone
This iPhone case, named Eye, features a 5-inch AMOLED (always on) display, a 2800mAh battery, a 2.3GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, dual SIM slots, a 3.5mm headphone jack, wireless charging, and up to 256GB of microSD storage, among other features. Eye comes with two versions of the case, one with 4G and one without 4G. It looks like an iPhone on one side and Android phone on another side. This Android device shares the iPhone’s internet connection, speaker, microphone, as well as the rear camera as its front-facing selfie camera.
Well, it’s not running an Android phone on your iPhone. This is entirely a different device duct-taped to the back of your iPhone. The Android device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. The iPhone case seems interesting but leaves me wondering, who needs this device? Well, you may have a high-quality selfie using the rear camera of the iPhone or can use wired headphone using the headphone jack the case provides, but the whole thing looks pretty bulky to me. However, if you’re an iPhone user and want to enjoy some features of Android without paying much for a phone, this case could be a smart choice for you.
Eye is currently on Kickstarter and already has surpassed the $95,000 goal. You can order it for an early-bird price of $95 (without 4G) or $129 (with 4G). They are taking order for cases of iPhone 6, 6S, 7, 6+ and 7+. You can also pre-order a case for iPhone 8. The company hopes to ship this iPhone case in August or September 2017.