Apple announced earlier today that it plans to bring its new streaming music service, Apple Music, to Android later this year. Apparently that’s not the only Android app that Apple’s got in the works, though.
Over on its new iOS 9 Preview page, Apple makes mention of a “Move to iOS” app that the company says will wirelessly transfer contacts, message history, photos and videos, bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free music and books from an Android device to an iPhone. It’ll help you rebuild your app library, too, by suggesting iOS equivalents of any free Android apps that you may have installed. It’ll also add paid apps to your iTunes Wish List.
This new Move to iOS app doesn’t yet appear to be on Google Play, and since Apple hasn’t actually announced it, it’s unclear when the app might launch. Because it’s on the iOS 9 Preview page, it may not launch until iOS 9 does later this year. It sounds like a nice little app, though, helping Android users bring all of their content to iOS and even helping them find iOS equivalents of their Android apps. It’s actually kind of surprising that it took this long for Apple to come up with this app. It definitely looks like it’s coming, though, and it’ll be interesting to see just what an Apple app for Android looks like.