Apple Denies Rumor That It's Building an iPhone to Android Switching Tool

Apple Denies Rumor That It's Building an iPhone to Android Switching Tool

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Apple issued a statement today denying a report from The Telegraph that alleged the company had agreed to build an iPhone to Android tool for switchers.

Here's the original rumor:

According to a senior industry source, Apple has privately agreed to develop a simple tool to help consumers shift data such as contacts, music and photos if they move to Android. Major European telecoms operators are concerned that only a tiny fraction of customers ever move off the iPhone, in part because of the technical hassle of transferring data.

Here is Apple's statement provided to BuzzFeed.

“There is no truth to this rumor,” Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. “We are entirely focused on switching users from Android to iPhone, and that is going great.”

Last September, Apple released a Switch to iOS From Android app; however, it doesn't make much sense for the company to release an app for those switching away from iOS.

Apple Denies Rumor That It's Building an iPhone to Android Switching Tool

@&/:*%#! - January 12, 2016 at 10:55am
Hahaha! In Fandroids dreams! The reason why there is an Android to iOS tool because Android is open source and even Apple can create tools for that. That made way to penetrate Android to iOS switchers. Apple is not yet stupid to decide like that.
Captain Japan - January 12, 2016 at 3:01am
Why would Apple do something stupid like that?
.PHUKAI - January 12, 2016 at 10:33pm
because the app switch to iOS is the way to get the job done to do enough.
Well... - January 12, 2016 at 1:03am
The Samsung smart switch can reach into iCloud backup and grab your data, not all of it but some of it, like the important stuff, you just have to have a Samsung phone I think, not sure about that.
. - January 12, 2016 at 2:34am
Back then I was hoping a switch to iOS to transfer angry birds data. Everything else I can enter into iOS myself just fine, but I digress, I was hoping there'd be a way or more to transfer angry birds data to iOS. Rovio did make a clever way eventually, but just for the original game and not the other released titles, but it's okay as I nearly got it all back replaying all the levels myself. And yes, the switch tool Samsung uses can only transfer from contacts, messages, and stuff like that and that's what the switch to iOS app on android can do. It's basically the same tool for both os'.