Like most major tech companies, Apple typically doesn't comment on rumors or speculation. But every so often, the company just comes right out and destroys erroneous reports. That's just what happened today, with Apple flatly denying The Telegraph's report of an official, Apple-built migration tool that would help consumers move away from iOS and switch to Android. "There is no truth to this rumor," an Apple spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. "We are entirely focused on switching users from Android to iPhone, and that is going great."
Apple's Move to iOS app, a free download, helps Android users transfer their data to a newly purchased iPhone. But The Telegraph reported that, under intense pressure from European telecom companies, Apple has quietly been working on software that would enable consumers to go the other route for a much easier transition to Android. Apple's short and terse rejection seems to kill that rumor in its tracks, though. A word of advice: just keep your data in the cloud, people (with secure, sophisticated passwords). It's really not difficult to switch between these operating systems when your contacts, photos, calendars, and email can be accessed from any device. Preserving text message history can be a hassle, but seeing as Apple wants all of us using iMessage, the company has very little reason to make ditching the iPhone a simple or automatic process.