Apple rumored to be working on an iOS-to-Android migration app

Apple already has an app to help Android users who want to switch to an iPhone. Called "Move to iOS," the app is available from the Google Play Store. Using a secure Wi-Fi connection, your pictures, messages and content are sent to your new iPhone. According to a report published today, Apple has been asked by mobile carriers to develop an app that will help iOS users moving to Android...
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57. AlikMalix unregistered

Maps always worked well. You mean the people in Australia got lost when Apple maps was just released? Google maps has taking me in wrong fried ruins, they a building, and into parking lots - don't forget google maps was native on iOS before android existed. But Apple maps was a very good maps client and other than that article - I don't know anyone who had trouble navigating using Apple maps. Siri isn't a one trick pony and was very capable out of the gates. Siri and maps are a developmental type services that are always updated, and refined because of the vastness of their nature. Google maps had and still has issues so does Google Now. But like I said you are listing apps that must rely on outside aggregated data to function - Google now doesn't work all the time Google maps doesn't work all the time because of either internet connection or requested data or info, Apple maps and siri don't work all the time either for same reasons. And this old argument that Apple maps don't work is the same argument as android flagships lag - which for all intensive purposes both are not true. No, buddy they both work and work great! There are many downloadable apps form Apple themselves that are absolutely great. I've used iMovie, GarageBand, pages, numbers, and so on - top notch apps.

72. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Such a long post that already started with lies and then you expect anyone to read the rest? It was buggy everywhere and for everyone, much worse than any of the other big navigation apps. Fact. Anyone still denying that is laughing stock like that minister in Baghdad claiming there were no Americans in Iraque, let alone Baghdad, when we hear them in the background.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then you didn't use Apple Maps when it came out.

58. AlikMalix unregistered

Ted I did use Apple maps when it came out and I had less issues with it than using google maps when it was on iOS. Maybe to someone who lives in Australia. Bottom line is - Apple maps was just assimilated and it was a great mapping client vs how long it took Google maps to get where it is at.

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Right....because every single app on iOS is perfectly done from day one. At least be honest when most of us have used iPhone. Every iOS user has had at least one problem on iOS. EVERY PERSON> The fact you didnt even claim, well if I had an issue I dont remember because its been so long is better than saying I've NEVER had a problem because that is simply an outright lie, because no platform is perfect...NONE!

59. AlikMalix unregistered

Oh yes there were issues with Apple maps, and iOS - but the sentiment that it's utter garbage and all doesnt work right that you guys always describe it - is absolutely ridiculous and that's what I'm arguing. My point was - there's no basis that the iOS to android app would be a bad working app.

61. Mxyzptlk unregistered

+1 for the truth. People forget how awful Google Maps was when it first came out. Google Maps works well because they have years and years to fine tune it and iron out the bugs. Apple Maps had problems but it did well for its first round. They even promoted Google Maps when the app first came out and it honestly works better than the built-in one that used to be part of iOS.

63. AlikMalix unregistered

Truth... Apple maps in its beginning stage was so much better than google maps that was preinstalled on iOS natively.

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 31049; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Amen to that. I remember Google maps on my HTC Evo screwed me several times. Over time, it's become damn good, but mos def had its growing pains. Sheepdroids won't admit that, Android techies (not of the XP persuasion) will.

6. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Smart switch app from Samsung does this.. but obviously for Samsung Devices only

9. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

From any device (iOS or Android) to Samsung device only

11. HASHTAG unregistered

This will probably be a silent move by Apple that wouldn't be publicly announce by them if this is true.

14. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

A WIN for Android users. One of my dilemma in using both ios ang Android phones

38. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Steve jobs is rolling in his grave for this but it's a win for consumers if it pans out! I mean until android gets its tablet s**t together a vast amount may rock android phones but there tablet is an iPad. I think this also points to android harmony with the apple watch too.

43. Arte9000

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

He is in i-Hell dont you worry, icancer caught him.

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why are you so angry and people who like the iPhone. Just because you dont like the iPhone doesn't mean you have to be angry over it. Its not that serious.

45. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Wouldn't they be violating their own App store rules? They aren't allowed to mention any non-Apple products. Vendors or developers that have apps in the App Store and mention anything about supporting non-Apple products have been disciplined before.

51. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Looks like Apple are only doing this for extra publicity for the massive fanboy wars it'll cause.

52. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

There was probably a deal between Google and Apple. The deal was that Apple would make an app to crossover both ways and were supposed to go live a the same time. Well, Apple, 'fumbled' the Apple-to-Android app on purpose and didn't get it done in time. One does not simple 'leave' iOS. You have to get jumped out or the other version that involves Tim Cook himself...

53. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Google would never restrict Apple from making their app and wouldn't need any permission but Apple very much would restrict anyone putting that sort of app on their app store.

64. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I think you missed it....

65. AlikMalix unregistered

How many Google, Microsoft, and others apps are in the App Store? There are also plenty of switch to _______ from iOS apps in the App Store. What is your beef about?
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