Ars Technica has a brief look at Apple’s “Move to iOS” app on the Android store. (We mentioned this app last month.) The way it works is that if you have an iOS device and tell it you’re switching from Android, it will give you an access code you can punch into the “Move to iOS” app on your Android device so it will connect to your iOS 9 device and transfer information over. While it can’t do so much about replicating all the apps you installed, it can move e-mail accounts, bookmarks, contacts, calendar appointments, and so on as long as your Android device is running 4.0 or better.

It’s an interesting enough concept, especially with the new version of iOS out—some people will be wanting to try it. But on the other hand, Ars Technica doesn’t mention and I have to wonder whether Apple would permit a “Move to Android” app in its store. After all, the iTunes Store is famous for the stringent requirements it places on apps it allows, while Google Play is considerably more open. Would an app designed to let people switch away from its platform pass muster?


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