Apple was rumored to be developing a tool to make it possible foriPhone users to switch to Android with the intent of appeasing major European telecom operators. The rumor gained so much steam that Apple was forced to step in and clarify that it had no plans to develop any such tool.
Apple has no such plans
Over the weekend, a report from The Telegraph citing a senior industry source said that Apple has agreed to create a feature that will be of help to customers who wish to transfer the contacts, music and photos saved on their iPhone to an Android device.
Denying the rumor, Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller told Buzzfeed, “There is no truth to this rumor. We are entirely focused on switching users from Android to iPhone, and that is going great.”
It is true that the iPhone firm has been making sincere efforts over the past few months in getting Android users to switch to iPhones. Therefore, the development of a tool to help users do exactly the opposite does not make any sense. Now that Apple has clearly stated that there is no truth to the rumors, there is a word of advice for iPhone users intending to make the switch to Android. All they need to do is keep all their important data in the cloud and make use of secure and sophisticated passwords.
Android users switching to iPhone
With the launch of the big-screen iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, many Android users switched to iPhones, and this motivated the company to develop an app called Move to iOS, which was launched in September. Prior to that, the company even came up with a trade-in program that allowed Android users to trade in their Android-powered devices in exchange for a gift card towards the purchase of an iPhone.
Such efforts from Apple have paid off well as a huge chunk of Android users have made the shift to the iPhone. During the October earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said 30% of customers who purchased an iPhone and replaced a smartphone in Q4 2015 made the switch from an Android device.
On Monday, Apple shares closed up 1.62% at $98.53. Year to date, the stock is down by over 6%, while in the last month, it is down by almost 13%.