Apple launches special guide for everyone who wants to dump Android for its iPhone

apple launches guide for android to iphone switching ios
Now that two iPhones with decent-sized screens have finally hit the market, millions of Android users will be itching to dump their device in favor of one of Apple’s new handsets. Or at least, that’s what the Cupertino company is hoping.

The tech giant has just launched a lengthy support document showing Android users wishing to make the switch precisely how to transfer all the content from their old device to their shiny new 4.7- or 5.5-inch Apple handset.

“Ready to make the switch to iPhone?” the document asks before going on to offer tips for moving photos, music, documents, books and other content between handsets.

While some data transfers are pretty straightforward using iTunes on a Mac or PC, the company suggests a number of apps for slightly trickier transfers.

The tech company believes that bringing a larger display to its handset could tempt lots of Android users into switching platforms, while many current iPhone owners are also expected to swap their existing handset for one of the two new models.

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he expected the introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to trigger “the mother of all upgrades.” While that may sound like a load of hyperbolic marketing guff typical of a major corporation peddling recently launched tech goods, it should be noted that Apple has just had a record-breaking opening day with pre-orders of its new phones.

On the subject of how many Android users intend to switch to the iPhone 6, a survey conducted earlier this month suggested a mere 5 percent were “very likely” to jump ship, while 12.4 percent were in the “somewhat likely” camp.

And in the interests of balance, for anyone who, for whatever reason, has had enough of Apple (perhaps its decision to force U2 upon you was a step too far), here’s DT’s guide on how to go the other way, from iOS to Android.

[Via MacRumors]

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