I'm not sure I would personally ever do that (wait, I'm sure - I'm shrugging just thinking about it), but let's say that you really love the look and feel of the the iOS desktop UI found on Apple's iPhone, with the launchpad, rounded corners, folders, trembling icons with little X's, etc. However, you also love the flexibility that Android offers. Can both be combined? The answer, as it turns out, is yes - Espier Launcher, which just landed in the Android Market (probably immediately infringing on a few dozen Apple patents).
The app is openly advertising its similarity to the iPhone desktop layout, icons, and functionality - if it ever picks up, I give it a few days on the Market before Apple wheels in the
big guns lawyers. Have a look:
Surprisingly, Espier Launcher already has 96 ratings and maintains a 4.6-star average (at least until the Android fanboys get to it), which points to both a certain amount of demand and overall polish. However, to be fair to the developer, legal questions aside, please don't rate it 1 star just because you don't like Apple or iOS.
And hey, maybe you could install it on your Galaxy S II and pass it off to your iFriends as an iPhone 5? Just a thought...
Update: Here's what some of you had to say so far:
The funny thing is, the developer has also done a damned good job of emulating the lack of functionality.
iCan see a lawsuit coming
My mom will love this actually (she isn't on the tech savvy side of things...)
Although this is a shameless iPhone clone, it's actually a really well made launcher. I was surprised to see even the search feature that occurs when you scroll to the leftmost homescreen replicated.