Apple has released a 'Move to iOS' app on Google's Play Store, intended on helping people move to its phones — but which has had the effect of upsetting many Android users.
The app lets users transfer their data from any Android device running 4.0 Kitkat or above to their new Apple product. “With just a few steps, you can migrate your content automatically and securely from your Android device with the Move to iOS app,” the app's description says.
The tool can move photos, messages, account details, contacts, internet bookmarks and other data. The newly acquired iPhone creates its own private WiFi network, requests permission from the Android device and then transfers all the data before organising it into the correct folders.
The app has quickly invoked the wrath of users who feel strongly about the Android and Apple rivalry. “No thanks Apple,” commented one user, “I prefer being the one in control of my phone.”
Some users are even giving and funny comments - "This application has made me a better man. Right after I installed, I realized that I was better than everyone else. "