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Apple to release ‘Move to iOS’ Android app alongside iOS 9

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A pair of apps designed to help Android users make the switch to iPhone are reportedly set to launch alongside Apple’s iOS 9 release on September 16.

According to a Czech tech blog, Apple is planning to release the apps at the same time as the new operating system, ahead of the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus later this month. It would make sense for the apps to be available prior to the iPhone launch so that Android users tempted by the iPhone 6s will be able to use them straight away.

Android users will be able to download a free app from the Play Store called ‘Move to iOS,’ while the App Store is likely to host a companion app called ‘Move from Android.’ Together the apps will allow wireless transfer of data and apps from an Android phone to an iPhone.

The apps aim to make the migration process much easier for smartphone allegiance-switchers, copying important data such as messages, contacts, calendars, photos, mail and music between phones – saving potentially hours of headache-inducing setup.

‘Move from Android’ marks apps installed on the Android device as ‘suggested apps’ in the iOS App Store, and can also suggest alternatives to apps that don’t exist on Apple’s platform.

If the report is correct, expect the apps to launch at the same time as iOS 9. In the meantime, why not remind yourself of the features of the upcoming iPhone 6s to see exactly how Apple is attempting to tempt Android users?