Aug 17, 2019 | Updated: 07:24 AM EDT

Apple's "Move To iOS" App Lures Android Users To Switch, Netizens React

Sep 21, 2015 03:03 AM EDT

Apple has given android users an option to "move to iOs"
(Photo : Apple)

After the released of iOS 9 on Wednesday, September 16, Apple also launched its first ever Android app, the 'Move to iOS' that basically helps Android users jump and ditch their old platform to iOS.

The app, allows a secured transfer of data like contacts, calendars, bookmarks, email accounts, messages, and photos from an Android phone to any Apple devices. Using the app, data backup may not be necessary as the process does not involve the iCloud. Instead, it "will create a private Wi-Fi network and find your nearby Android device running Move to iOS. After you enter a security code, it will begin transferring your content.... Just like that. Once your content has been transferred, you're ready to get going," as stated in the app store description.

For Android devices, the app requires a running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher, while Apple gadgets need iOs 9.

Hours after announcement, most Android users were not delighted. In fact, they flooded the app in the Google Play Store  with a number of one-star ratings, that's more than 10,000 as of writing, and negative reviews.

Some comments read:

"This is a time-travel app Ever wish you could go back in time? Well now you can! Experience all the features you have had for years all over again, but this time in slow, drawn-out increments," reviewer Jet C wrote.

And another reviewer stated, "An Android app looking like a iOS?? IMHO, Apple should have showed some respect and followed android material design! How does Google allow such kind of thing? Come on!!!"

Despite this, Tim Cook, Apple's CEO said during a July call with Wall Street analysts "We also are incredibly happy to see the highest Android-switcher rate that we've observed... And so from our point of view, the iPhone is doing outstanding."

It's worth to notice, however, that this is a one-way ticket. No such thing as move to Android app will ever exist in the iStore guidelines clearly state that "apps or metadata that mentions the name of any other mobile platform will be rejected 

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