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Apple Launches Guide for Android Users Switching to iPhone

Ahead of the launch of the large-screened iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has released a detailed support document that walks Android users through moving data from their Android devices to the iPhone.

The document includes information on moving email accounts to the iPhone, giving Android users instructions on how to add email accounts to the Mail app. It suggests using a third-party app (Copy My Data [Direct Link]) to transfer data like contacts, calendars, and photos.

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Apple suggests Android users can transfer photos, videos, books, and music from Android devices to iPhones using iTunes on a Mac or PC, giving step-by-step instructions. The document also walks users through transferring various documents to iCloud, which can then be opened in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers via iCloud and on iOS devices using the three apps.

Ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, analysts suggested that the introduction of a larger-screened device could trigger a massive spike in upgrades and lure Android users who were using the Android platform due to the availability of devices with big screens.

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook made similar statements, suggesting the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus would trigger "the mother of all upgrades" with Android users also looking to switch to the iPhone due to the fact that the phones are "appreciably better in every single way."

On Monday, Apple announced that it had processed more than four million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders on the first day of pre-launch dales, doubling the previous iPhone 5 pre-order record set in 2012. Pre-order supplies of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus dwindled quickly, with iPhone 6 Plus shipping estimates slipping to 3 to 4 weeks early Friday morning and iPhone 6 shipping estimates slipping to 7 to 10 days on Friday evening.

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in stores beginning on Friday, September 19. Early pre-orders will also begin arriving to customers on that date.


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23 months ago
I for one welcome all android defectors back! We forgive you for leaving...
Rating: 56 Votes
23 months ago
One good way too fire back.
Rating: 37 Votes
23 months ago
Apple should have a 800 number for Android users to confess their sins before allowing them in to the garden.
Rating: 23 Votes
23 months ago
that optimism...
Rating: 21 Votes
23 months ago
They should also say thank you for switching over to us and give them a free U2 album.
Rating: 21 Votes
23 months ago
Well, why not make it easier for people to consider the switch.
Logical move.
Rating: 20 Votes
23 months ago
Cook is turning out to be the perfect CEO for Apple.
Rating: 15 Votes
23 months ago
I like this. You have the competition tearing Apple down with "welcome to 2012" and stuff like that. And you have Apple offering assistance to those that may decide to move. To me this is a good example of taking the high road. I'm sure some will disagree and that's ok. But I get tired of the negative crap ads that tell me nothing about the product just telling me what they think is wrong with the competitors product. Just my 2 cents. :cool:
Rating: 14 Votes
23 months ago

Apple suggests Android users can transfer photos, videos, books, and music from Android devices to iPhones using iTunes on a Mac or PC...



iTunes... cringe

that itself will disuade a lot of people
Rating: 13 Votes
23 months ago

I for one welcome all android defectors back! We forgive you for leaving...


thanks for making a screen size worthy of coming back
Rating: 12 Votes

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