Forget the S9 launch, Apple wants you to switch from Android


In a slew of suspiciously well-timed ads, Apple takes to the airwaves with a couple of videos that explain how easy it is to switch from Android to iOS, and why you would be better off for it. The first of the videos explains how the transfer is done, then the next puts the emphasis on the iOS updates speed and security.

The other two extol the virtues of Apple's support ecosystem, and its commitment to be environmentally-friendly. In any case, all four vids take you to Apple's Switch section of its website, which explains to you step-by-step how not to be lured by the fresh Galaxy S9, but come into the warm, loving and monopolistic iOS embrace, from which there is no turning back.

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)

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35 Comments

1. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

ok, these are genius!

39. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

No thanks Apple, I don't want your trash and the people associated with it.

2. limporgyuk

Posts: 351; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Once you go Android, you never go back

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

I used Android for a good while and went back to iOS, and couldn’t be happier. Never say never.

38. xperian

Posts: 416; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I switched to iOS some time ago and I'm not looking back.

6. AliBashir

Posts: 53; Member since: Jun 18, 2017

Basically i wasn't thinking about the s9 lol, but i won't switch from Android anyway.

7. Diego!

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Oh Apple, I don't trust your security. Many actresses nude pics, got hacked from iPhones. I stick to Android :P

9. adecvat

Posts: 600; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Yeah, but at first hackers easily opened up gmail accounts. Never use google account with apple!

32. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

No one can hack gmail with 2-Step Verification.

13. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1164; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Security my ass! Funny how PhoneArena have carefully ignored the news that Cellebrite can even hack the latest iPhones on the newest iOS versions. They have according to rumors already hacked an iPhone X for the US government. So iOS secure? Hell no!!!

14. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

I could only agree about the Better Support

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

While I don’t feed in to the “Apple hype” that these ads present (they are good though, lol), I’m a guy that has gone from using several OEM brands of Android smartphones back to iOS. In all honesty, I am not, and never have been, that big on Android. I just used it because my Smartphone brands of choice were using it to power their smartphones, and because iOS wasn’t previously at the level where I could use it as my daily driver. That’s all changed now, and I’m now a proud owner of an iPhone 8 Plus. I wanted to go the X route, but the better battery life on the 8 Plus made it a no-brainer choice for me.

17. TheOracle1

Posts: 1921; Member since: May 04, 2015

Only a casual user would fall for this garbage. Given that most users are just that, it will probably succeed with some and they will be locked in penury for the rest of their lives.

19. gamehead unregistered

Easier to use, more secure, better support and eco friendlier? I'll give Apple a thumbs up for their support, but the rest I'm not sure.

21. japkoslav

Posts: 1373; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

To be honest their support never helped me when they rolled updates with battery drain, stutter, broken speakers, messed up multitasking etc. On the other hand, I never needed support for my android devices. They simply work.

22. Cyberchum

Posts: 1011; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Easier to use? Like changing wallpaper or ringtone? Like sending a vCard? Like downloading a campaign song from the internet? I don't really get the ease of use part, when the basics are messy.

25. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

What you mean? Changing wallpaper is very easy and always been, sending vcard is also very easy.

28. Cyberchum

Posts: 1011; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Easier than on Android? Let see: I can change wallpaper right from the home-screen; that's easy! On iOS, you will have to head into the settings app. I can use a song as ringtone straight from the music app; that's easy! Can you even use a song as ringtone on iOS without jumping through hoops? I can send vCards to my mom, who's using a feature phone, via something as basic as Bluetooth; I'm pretty sure that iOS can't even do that. It's easy?? Find some OS to compare that to, not Android, because it's not! When they say easy, they mean the Launcher that forces everything in your face and looks like a kid's coloring book. And that's messy, not easy!!!

33. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

You can send vcards with one single text message, how it can get any easier.

34. gamehead unregistered

I disagreed on that point. The only one I agreed with was OS support.

23. DolmioMan

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

What‽ Apple wants to sell more iPhones? This is news to me.

24. cmdacos

Posts: 3819; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Completely open up iOS and make it as functional and I will think about using the fossilized UI.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30787; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As far as daily drivers go, I switched from iOS to Android, and have never been happier. To each his own, and I never disrespected anyone for their choice, but android, just works better for me now...especially the Note line.

29. srgonu

Posts: 502; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Good to know dark moved to the bright side.. :)

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30787; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sure did, a while ago too.

31. Poptart2828

Posts: 309; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

It would cost me an arm and a leg if I were to switch to iOS. My home would have to be converted to iOS bubble. I would have to replace every one's phones to iOS to keep all if us compatible. No I can't do it. Android offers full compatibility with everything without sacrificing anything.

35. Deadeye37

Posts: 287; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I would prefer to stay away from Apple's walled garden. I like customizing my Android experience.

36. Jrod99

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Apple does know how to advertise. Samsung does to now but had a bad period with those Lil Wayne videos. Can’t remember last time I seen a HTC commercial.

37. Marcwand3l

Posts: 389; Member since: May 08, 2017

Well as an Android user and Android fan these clips didn't convince me at all. They are only good to tickle apple's fanboys pride.

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