You can’t run new software on old hardware, but you can do it the other way around.
In fact, you can pretty much install any type of software — old or new — on a modern device. We’ve already seen the Xiaomi Mi 6 run on Windows 10 a few weeks ago.
That’s cool and all, but how about running a really old software on a 2020 mobile device? Thankfully, YouTube channel Hacking Jules is here for our entertainment.
The YouTuber was able to port the Windows 95 that was launched way back in — you guessed it — 1995, to the brand new iPad Pro 2020 that was just released two months ago.
The 25-year age gap didn’t stop the two from working together. You can check the tutorial video below to see how Hacking Jules was able to do it using a virtual machine (VM) that runs on Windows 95.
So the question is, why would install Windows 95 on an iPad? Probably the most logical answer is: just do it for fun and play retro and classic games from the ’90s. The iPad Pro was able to run old titles like RollerCoaster Tycoon, Age of Empires II, and The Sims. The games run responsive enough. It uses the iPad Pro’s touchscreen to control the mouse cursor.