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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76 Comments

1. leotrim

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Next Joke please :D

3. shaineql

Posts: 515; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Stfu, iMessage would be awesome!

15. phonegeek1212

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

iMessage and iCloud will be pretty cool

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5579; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO Music Memos would be awesome too

59. yann

Posts: 604; Member since: Jul 15, 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?

74. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

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

26. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 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

48. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

75. andrewkb

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 04, 2016

umm no. just no

29. iushnt

Posts: 3032; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Is iMessage better than Telegram?

30. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

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

45. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

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

47. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

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

61. Beastmode1

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 08, 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

64. ph00ny

Posts: 1976; Member since: May 26, 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

71. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

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

2. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Not one of them has any benefit with being on Android

4. jngo102

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Apple Maps on Android? lolol

7. AlikMalix unregistered

Someone is stuck in 2012

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30659; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

33. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

60. yann

Posts: 604; Member since: Jul 15, 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???

12. Unordinary unregistered

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.

51. palmguy

Posts: 952; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

It just shows how quickly tech has evolved.

28. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

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

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30659; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Try a little harder.

35. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

43. nodes

Posts: 1133; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Google Maps is just as bad, man. they are on par if we are talking outside US.

5. legiloca

Posts: 1673; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

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

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