Apple to Android users: "Life is easier on iPhone"

Apple to Android users:
Apple recently updated some parts of its official website, which now includes a section dedicated to Android users who may want to switch to iOS. 

On its new Switch web page - accessible via the source link below - Apple is trying to attract Android users by mentioning that "Life is easier on iPhone. And that starts as soon as you turn it on."

By scrolling down the page, you'll discover several reasons why Apple thinks that switching to an iPhone is a good idea - starting with the fact that transferring your data (after downloading the dedicated Move to iOS app from Google Play) is easy as a breeze. To be fair, it's also quite easy to make the switch the other way around, and transfer data from an iPhone to an Android phone, so we can't really say Apple has a huge advantage here.

What Apple can - and does - brag about is the fact that iPhones are very fast (thanks to their custom-designed chipsets), they feature great cameras, offer enhanced privacy and security, and, overall, iOS is intuitive and simple to use.

Apple doesn't say you should switch to a particular iPhone. At the bottom of its Switch page, the company is presenting all iPhone models currently available to buy: iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE. Also included is some information on how you can get up to $260 in credit towards purchasing an iPhone if you're trading in your old handset.


To mark the release of the new Switch web page, Apple uploaded a series of short videos that underline the easiness of ditching your Android handset for an iPhone. You can watch all the videos in the slideshow below. 

So, uhm, is anyone here planning to switch to an iPhone anytime soon?


source: Apple via MacRumors

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134 Comments

1. Saioofi

Posts: 342; Member since: May 23, 2014

The iPhone is generally simpler and less complex than android so yes it is easier to use which is why many people just go for it

4. cleatglitch

Posts: 165; Member since: May 25, 2013

most kids toys are

12. redstu36

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 28, 2008

At least kid's toys actually work.

15. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

That "kid's toy" is used by many of the wealthiest, most successful and innovative individuals on the planet. You must be a moron to believe the iPhone is a "kid's toy". Some of you iPhone haters should just stop talking, because you only expose how incredibly stupid you are.

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So because rich peoplw or smart people use iPhone, what is that suppose to mean? Fact - the richeat man in the world doeant use an iPhone. How about that. I dont know what money has to do with it. People choose what they want. It dowsnt make them better or worse. They should what they feel works for them. If iOS was the best option, then it would have 2B usera...but it doesnt. You can cry about cheap Android phones or whatever. Android gives true benefits that Apple can and never will be able to offer. Yes the iPhone is a toy. Just like my Galaxy is my toy.

92. audibot

Posts: 634; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

what the hell does a kid phone have to do for wealthiest people or successful the phone didnt do anything for them it made phone calls and text thats it,

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Life is easier on iPhone. If you are a simpleton, and if you have a hard time with a TV remote.

23. rolperez

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

Not always the kid's toys works.

33. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Yes they do. But you also outgrow them.

102. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Yes they do. But you also outgrow them." True story.

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Until they dont. 62% failure rate for 2 devices vs 47% of 1000's. The odds are in our favor!

96. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Ipad1 and its futureproofness as a monument to apple standards. My ZX SPectrum runs faster...

56. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Galaxy S8 is the most expensive kids toy ever with it's 3 very bad security methods, slow performance, bad Apps, flashy stuff and bad system security.

71. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's cute how jealous you are.

76. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Exactly what does Apple reward you with for constantly brown nosing their brand? If nothing, then what's the puroose of any of your comments other than bad trolling?

105. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

@piayath... go work till you can afford an s8 , else just be happy with your "free" iPhone 5s. Don't keep crying all over the internet.

70. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

@cleatglitch That's an insult to kids. Even my 2 year old niese easily operates my OnePlus One. Unless you're dumber than a kid, there's really nothing easier about using iDevices...

115. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

It's funny because if the article said Android is easier to use the comments section would be one big Android circle jerk with no Apple users bothering to comment. Yet when there's a positive article the comments section turn is dominated by Android users insinuating Apple users are not as intelegent for using a simpler peice of software. News flash: Great technology is technology that anyone can use and at the same time outperform the competition. That's why Apple is so popular.

36. srgonu

Posts: 549; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

When you stop think and someone else (Apple) starts thinking for you. Its easy and stupid. I am a thinker.... :)

49. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I beg the differ, everything is harder on iPhone. Mainly due to less things it can do, which makes it harder to use. iCould unlike Samsung cloud don't allow you to restore what you want and was date range you want. You have to be inconvenienced by plugging it into iTunes and then updating iTunes, then finding where everything has moved after you updated it. No back button, No way to check your data usage, android shows you apps and date range. Data issues with iPhone you SOL. You have to call the carrier then Apple only to find you don't know whats been using the data. I can edit setting in a lot of apps like the camera app. Can't dial a contact from the keypad, siri is dumb, can't nfc or Bluetooth share, force to buy Apple stuff for it to work properly, can't select all files like contacts, apps and media. Can't close all apps at once, cant replay to message from the notifications, stop and clear notification all from the notification menu no settings required. Short cuts to flashlights, camera like Motorola phones. Everything easier on Android because it does more

58. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Everything is easier on Android, because things work the way tbey are suppose too. Settings for apps are in the apps. You can attach ANY fike to an email as you do one a desktop. Which is what we are familiar with. Things are done in a logical way. The iPhonw ia simple, but its too simple. It so simple that it dowsnt allow people who understand advanced thibgs to have them. ANDROID phones work just like iPhones if you want them too. But for those with a brain, we get the option to do more. This is where Apple kewps making mistakes. They did it with the Apple II, the Mac and now iOS. Because Jobs was a giant kid who couldn't handle more than basic functions. Apple needs to add a Pro Ui. A UI you can turn on that allows access to camera swtting, UI settings, BT settings and more. What is so complicated about such? The reason why Apple fans are basically somatupid, is Apple illiminates the possibly to advance to better thing. Apple wants users to be atupid because stupid people are easier to control. After all, thats how religion works.

118. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

So let me get this right... Your insinuating that if you use an Android phone your more intelegent because they are harder to use??... Come on techie act your age... As technology evolves it's meant to be easier to use, not harder.

95. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Do you really believe all that gibberish you have just wrote?!

75. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

While Android is easier on the pocket... G'Day!

91. chenski

Posts: 768; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

It is easier, but not all of us want easy life

94. audibot

Posts: 634; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

apple is now like ibm from the 80's same cookie cutter os and phone you cant change anything restrictions on everything thats what apple was fighting against with the stupid hammer breaking the zombie-like worker's monitor, apple is the monitor saying all you need is this nothing else, you dont need features or up to date tech for the money you pay, you want to look like all the kids around u

112. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

People go for iPhone just for the so called prestige / image of the apple emblem, and NOT for its simplicity....."Life is easier on iPhone"...OMG... this is the best joke I have ever heard LOL LOL LOL

123. michaelny2001

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

I don't know. On my phone i have the "back" botton, on my ipad i don't and to go back a page is quite hard. I find android more intuitive than iphone. Even on settings. It is easier in terms of less bottons, but not very intutitive. But that is perhaps because i stopped using iphone after 4S. Screen was waaaayyy to small. Now i have a hard time getting back paying the crazy prices.

2. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

How turn off data connection: iPhone: Open Settings>Cellular> toggle on or off Android: Swipe drop down menu>toggle data connection icon I don't see an OS is easy if you have to do more things just to get jobs done

14. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Knowing too much can hurt your head. You're not even supposed to know what cellular data connection means.

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