Apple’s New App - The Gloves Are Off
Apple is trying to welcome on board as many users as it can by any means including reaching out for users of its rival Android OS with a new Android app called “Move to iOS.”
The app is designed to help users shift their personal data and files from their Android phones to their iPhones. The company hopes that the app will encourage users to make the brave decision to shift, but it is not clear what Google thinks about the app. The app is simple to install and use. It is currently available in the Play Store as a free download.
Once users have installed it on their phones, they can then go through the basic information to make sure that they fully understand the process for its success. The app then asks for a code that is found in the user’s iPhone set up in the Apps and data page. Users can then click to the “move data from Android” prompt that then generates the code. After pairing up, the transfer process begins. It takes a relatively short time for the whole transfer process to take place, usually less than ten minutes. To some, it might seem rather insulting especially because the app provides a provocative reminder for the user to recycle their Android phone for free at any Apple store.
The file transfer app greatly resembles the Copy My Data app from Media Mushroom. In fact, tech Vlogger Phandroid claims that the two apps share some of the codes. Nonetheless, the app does the job. Apple released the app together with the new OS one week before the launch of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The early launch is geared towards ushering in the new devices as well as encouraging more people to shift to Apple. However, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue jokingly stated that the company launched the app because it was the neighborly thing to do.