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Apple shoots down rumor of ‘Switch to Android’ app


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Switching to Android? Apple won't make it easy
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Apple is planning to make it easier to switch from iOS to Android anytime soon.

Despite a report from the Telegraph this morning claiming Apple software engineers are working on an Android app that’s similar to Move To iOS only for Android, an Apple spokesperson has flatly denied the company has any such project in the works.

The report claimed that despite that flood of Android users switching to iOS, European mobile operators were concerned that one reason users aren’t switching to Android is because of the difficulty in exporting data from iOS. Carriers were supposedly pressuring to company to make a Move to Android app, but Apple’s PR reps pretty much stuck their tongues out at the rumor in public statement.

“There is no truth to this rumor,” an Apple representative informed Re/code this afternoon. “We are entirely focused on switching users from Android to iPhone, and that is going great.”

Apple has made two apps for Android (Move to iOS and Apple Music), but they are both aimed at getting users to migrate to Apple services. In the future, the company could be forced by EU regulators to make jumping form platforms much easier, but for now the company is set on only building giant funnels to iOS.


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