Apple could soon ease switching from iPhone to an Android smartphone

Apple could soon ease switching from iPhone to an Android smartphone

In an odd move, Apple is reportedly in development to ease switching from an existing iPhone to an Android smartphone. The company is said to be creating a simple tool that would become an effective source for many Android OEMs.

Citing a “senior industry source”, The Telegraph reports that Apple has “privately agreed” to develop a simple tool that will help users transferring content from their iPhone to a new Android. The content could be contacts, music or photos.

The new development is reportedly emerged as a result of the concerns that some European telecom operators shown to Apple in the past. The telecom operators offer Android models on their networks that do not receive any major response from existing iPhone users due to technical hassle involved in transferring data.

Also, the newspaper mentions that Apple’s popularity among customers means “operators are dependent” majorly on iPhone supplies for garnering profits. The tool would thus become a fruitful move for all those operators.

Some operators might gain from the new development, but it could turn out to be a major setback for the company that sold 13 million iPhone 6s units in the very first weekend following its initial launch last year.

In September 2015, Apple developed Move to iOS as its first official app for Android users to ease switching from an existing Android smartphone to a new iPhone. The app is presently the third Android app by the Cupertino giant, comes after Apple Music and a compatible app for Beats pill+ speaker.

Apple Move to iOS app

Apple Move to iOS app was released as a contrary to the reported tool that will make easy switching from an iPhone to an Android smartphone

In a call with investors for its quarterly earnings in October, CEO Tim Cook had revealed that Apple saw the highest rate of Android “switchers”. This rate was the 30 percent of all the new iPhone users in the fourth quarter. That success boosted the company’s quarterly sales to 48 million iPhone units.

Apple has not yet officially confirmed the development of the said tool. However, it would soon be arrived for select iPhone users in the European region.

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