5 Apple apps that would be great to have on Android

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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72 Comments

76. xchatter

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Obviously a HARD sponsored content. If not the case, then the creator of this should take new challenges outside this job area. This makes PhoneArena look stupid.

73. MrMiyagi

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

iMessage is useless on android, I think apple already knows this... iTunes is the reason I left apple... Apple maps is more useless than iUsers realise but blind loyalty would never make them see it.... Facetime seems more useful tho... And yes I'm from Nigeria, Google services work much better here in Africa...most people here with iPhones have only an apple Id for their appstore, everything else including siri work once in a blue moon and are completely unreliable...there's still no apple store here and the price of an iPhone 6S is $1037....it's more jewelry here than phone

72. xchatter

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Is this article a joke? I hope so.

70. srgonu

Posts: 573; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

This writer doesn't have sense. When writing something like this there should be proper research.

69. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

I can see iMessage to an extent, though Hangouts works well for that and video chats (cross platform, as well). I can't imagine why android would need Apple Maps, truthfully, and I realize people say this a lot, but there are a lot of substitutions that work just as well. Music memo and Facetime should be the extent of this list, maybe a couple non-proprietary things. Also, Google Play Music Manager can upload your iTunes library from your computer to your Google account so iTunes is still not entirely necessary, but I can see the convenience for some

67. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I would use iMessage and facetime and that's about it.

63. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

50,000 Android Apps that would ba fantastic on ios: https://play.google.com/store

66. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

50 000 Malware ridden, knock off, advertisement loving apps that should be tossed into a bottomless pit you mean?

62. Beastmode1

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

Funny joke this one

58. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... This is the most annoying article I've read. What manner of iMessage is that when there's bbm and an all encompassing WhatsApp?! Google maps beats apple maps 10 to 3...

57. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... Well, as a white man, I believe some people can raise him up into millions of dollars too since he also part ways into tech. MissTechy, biko, seven million is no small money, but wait till the next seven years and then only sell a seven % stake of your tech outfit. Remember no big company survives sole proprietorship and also remember what Rockefeller did to his competitors...

65. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

Do tell, what the color of your skin has to do with the price of eggs? hmmm? Mr white man?

54. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Stupid article. As an Android user I don't WANT the apps.

50. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

Droid boys deserve none of this. Steve is clearly gone.

49. KRISTIJANJE

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

Author of thic article is brain dead

46. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Ah...... Nope way off, it was a good joke but April 1st is not for a while.

44. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Really Apple Maps Isn't As Good As Google Maps Why Would Anyone Use Apple Maps Over Google Maps?

42. mannrecaged

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Unnecessary post or ad for iphone? :p

38. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

This is probably the most ridiculous article I've ever read here.

32. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Apple can keep it all.

21. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

lolwhut? ITunes is one reason to NOT use Apple products. And Apple Maps? No thank you. I'd be worried about it steering me into a swamp, and I live in the freaking desert!

23. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Living in a desert and following blindly into a swamp makes me believe you have more to worry about than Apple maps.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Still trying hard to troll I see.

37. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Not trying. :) Funny that nobody is defending iTunes though...

18. imkyle

Posts: 1117; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

If Android could have an iMessage type of configuration then yes that would be amazing.

17. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

i'm here for iMessage on Android, WhatsApp works worse and worse everyday and iMessage consumes much less battery

24. ihearlivepplz

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Didn't realise you had an iMessage port on Android to claim that iMessage consumes lesser power. /s The most probable reason why whatsapp consumes more battery on android is because of android's hardware. I have a BB Q5 only for whatsapp (I prefer Physical KBs for texting) and I get atleast 2 days of battery only using whatsapp. If I used whatsapp and only whatsapp on my S6 Id still get a few hours at most. Also, never had a problem with whatsapp. It works flawlessly.

16. jmonteiro829

Posts: 275; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Don't forget the 5 N's.... Nope, No, Nonsense, Noway, and Nope!

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

iMessage on my Note would be pretty cool. Apple maps has grown to be great, but still not where Google maps are.

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Would be good to finally have an easy way out of the walled garden... - If the iMessage existed, there'll be no need to worry about missing your messages after wiping and selling your iDevice, they'd still come through that app and could disable it if desired. - If the iTunes one existed, could eliminate the need to remove the DRM nonsense from my purchased iTunes music before I can play it on my non-registered devices. - If the iCloud one existed, would simplify syncing my contacts and remove all the nonsense sync problems I get (e.g. contacts missing certain details, contact images misalligned, contacts properties mislabeled, etc.) when trying to use any carddav client to sync from iCloud... Apple maps, never even considered that limited BS, Google maps and TomTom suited all my iDevice needs. Music memos, meh, there's probably already loads more apps that do the same.

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