Rumors have been circulating that Apple may be developing a tool to make switching to Android easier.
Currently, Apple provides a tool to help users switch from Android to iOS. But rumor has it that Apple may be developing an app to help users do the opposite. According to The Telegraph, mobile operators are reportedly placing pressure on Apple to help users make the switch from iOS to Android if they so desire. The Telegraph reported that a "senior industry source" stated that there has been an agreement between Apple and telecom companies in Europe to begin development of the tool, which would assist users in transferring files such as photos and video, messages, phone contacts, and more to the Android system.
Allegedly, pressure for the creation of this tool by Apple is arising from the company's stronghold in the industry, along with a developing belief that many users rarely switch from iOS to Android in part because of the difficult transition. Such pressure from European companies would be historically in-line with industry sentiments, as mobile operators have raised challenges over Apple's commercial terms and other operations in the past. Whether or not this pressure will be enough to convince Apple to create such a tool remains to be seen. From the competitor's side, this could represent a huge gain in users if such a tool was developed. This past year, Google revealed that Android has garnered over 1.4 billion active users.
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