According to a rumor yesterday, it was suggested that Apple could be making a tool that would allow iPhone users to transfer their files and data easily over onto Android devices. However, it turns out that the rumor isn’t true as Apple has since issued a statement to the folks at Re/code, while ultimately refutes the claim.
The statement reads, “There is no truth to this rumor. We are entirely focused on switching users from Android to iPhone, and that is going great.” Now you might be thinking, isn’t that obvious? Why would Apple create such a device that could potentially drive away iPhone users, right?
The previous report had suggested that this was more about legal issues rather than Apple doing it out of the kindness of their hearts. Apparently carriers in Europe were worried about Apple’s dominance, and to avoid any potential run-ins with the EU and regulatory bodies, Apple had privately agreed to create such an app.
However based on the statement, it looks like this isn’t true after all. That being said even if Apple didn’t create their own app, there are tools and tutorials out there that will help iPhone users switch to Android if that’s what they’re doing, so we guess you don’t really need an “official” tool from Apple to do that.