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5 Apple apps that would be great to have on Android

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5 Apple apps that would be great to have on Android
According to a recent report from 9to5Mac, Apple CEO Tim Cook, recently speaking at a "Town Hall" event for Apple employees, hinted that Apple Music will not be a solitary attempt to expand Apple software to the Android OS. In fact, Cook was quoted claiming that Apple Music served as testing ground for upcoming Android ports of other iOS apps.

Based on this report, we figured that it would be a good idea to anticipate which other iOS apps may eventually launch on Android as well. At the very least, we tried to figure out which Apple apps would be nice to have on Android from an end-user perspective.

Before we get this imagination game started, we'd like you to bear in mind that we don't have official confirmation that more Apple apps are heading to Android anytime soon.

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posted on 07 Feb 2016, 16:05 44

1. leotrim (Posts: 21; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Next Joke please :D

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 16:08 19

3. shaineql (Posts: 372; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Stfu, iMessage would be awesome!

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 16:50 4

15. phonegeek1212 (Posts: 54; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


iMessage and iCloud will be pretty cool

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 18:14 1

25. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


IMO Music Memos would be awesome too

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 03:46 1

59. yann (Posts: 269; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


How iMessage is better than WhatsApp, Viber or Messaging on Android?
How iCloud is better than OneDrive or other???
For what someone will need iTunes??? Every Android or Windows phone device can be attached via USB as drive and manage everything without need of stupid iTunes.
Apple Maps are immature, compared to Google maps or Here maps.
WTF?!? For what purpose is this article?

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 10:51

74. oozz009 (Posts: 520; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


The answer is: Total encryption! As for the rest: No comment:D

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 18:17 3

26. magnanimus (Posts: 542; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I think Facetime will be a lot more appreciated. Its got the better video quality than Skype and Hangouts. iMessage can be easily replaced by an IM of your choice

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 00:22

48. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2714; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


iMessage is awesome but it needs swipe typing I miss it so much.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 20:16

75. andrewkb (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Jan 2016)


umm no. just no

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 18:43

29. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Is iMessage better than Telegram?

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 18:45 8

30. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 567; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


I use Android as my main phone because I don't need these apps.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 22:59 9

45. French_Toast (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Best joke of the year!
Everyone hates Itune even apple user!

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 23:05 4

47. French_Toast (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


I do not understand why Isheep is not on the list ;)

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 04:53

61. Beastmode1 (Posts: 63; Member since: 08 Feb 2016)


simple yet effective comment,Imessage is between IOS only meaning if you want to talk to your friends who do not have iphones realisticaly your going to use watsapp. itunes is a joke i just wont go there everyone knows why
icloud i think might be the only good one there as it is directly from the manufacturer it kind would make me feel a little bit better rather than using say One drive or something.
google maps is so good it makes apple makes look like a childs toy . remember when apple maps were launched giving wrong directions and complete parts of cities missing haha joke
and msuic memo ... no comments hahah

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 07:34

64. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


No thanks on iMessage. I still remember the hell i had to get through by not being able to use SMS from other iphone users when i switched my work phone from an iphone

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 00:04 1

71. mmmanuuu (Posts: 401; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


I am more interested in knowing how much apple paid to phone arena for this article ?

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 16:08 11

2. SamDH1 (Posts: 419; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


Not one of them has any benefit with being on Android

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 16:12 40

4. jngo102 (Posts: 49; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Apple Maps on Android? lolol

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 16:20 3

7. AlikMalix (Posts: 6300; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Someone is stuck in 2012

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 16:29 15

11. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Apple Maps has indeed come a long way (since there was a huge room for improvement) but it really isn't better then Google Maps especially now with the offline map support.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 16:45 3

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 22132; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I've been using android since it launched on the Tmobile G1. When I discovered Google maps, and started putting it to use, it was less than good. It had its growing pains, but eventually became the outstanding app it is today.

Apples mistake was declaring an infant mapping system to be the best, at its launch. It's grown leaps and bounds over what it began as.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 20:02 1

33. AlikMalix (Posts: 6300; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Apple had/has offline map support as well - it's a it more automatic than the way it is with Google: for example around my city Apple has cached the entire area and if my internet is dead - it will still give me directions. Also if you plot a trip out of town or wherever - Apple with cache the directions and you'll still get navigations while on trip invade your internet drops. yes I prefer Here Type of offline access, but for the 97% of my map needs Apple maps are no where behind google maps.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 03:49

60. yann (Posts: 269; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


You told it right - HERE maps. You have them on Android and iOS. At the moment they are much better than Apple maps. So why I should need Apple maps on Android???

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 16:29 6

12. Unordinary (Posts: 1957; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


They forgot it took Google 10+ years to even make Google Maps above good. The sheer fact that Apple Maps has progressed so fast over such a short time says a lot.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 01:59

51. palmguy (Posts: 574; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


It just shows how quickly tech has evolved.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 18:42 7

28. wildfiregt (Posts: 167; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Go out of usa and large cities in EU and you'll see what apple maps is

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 18:49 1

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 22132; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Try a little harder.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 20:32 7

35. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


wildfiregt is right, on past thanksgiving I moved to iPhone 6S Plus after exclusively using Android phones since Eclair (2.1).

I did not used google maps for initial couple of weeks...but then apple maps started showing destinations almost 1KM away...and thats in mississauga, ON...went right back to using google maps.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 22:49 1

43. nodes (Posts: 748; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Google Maps is just as bad, man.

they are on par if we are talking outside US.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 16:19

5. legiloca (Posts: 1410; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Aside from iTunes and maybe iMessage, the rest will be a joke if they will be ported..

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