The horrible ego destruction that is the desolate wilderness otherwise known as transitioning from iOS to Android will reportedly be a little less horrendous in the near future, though general embarrassment levels are expected to stagnate. Apple has reportedly agreed to start working on a tool that eases the general misery inherent in one's decision to "shift data such as contacts, music and photos if they move to Android," the Telegraph reports.
Though Apple apparently declined to issue any sort of comment on this potentially industry-altering news, a so-called "senior industry source" apparently confirmed that the company had "privately agreed" to develop the tool after facing pressure from other wireless providers to make the operating system transition a bit smoother.
"European telecoms operators are concerned that only a tiny fraction of customers ever move off the iPhone, in part because of the technical hassle of transferring data," the Telegraph report claims. The transition difficulty is often considered an obvious weak spot in negotiation tactics, given the general dominance of iPhones and the iOS platform.
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that 30 percent of iPhone sales in 2015 were actually just former Android users, Mashable notes, adding to the general confusion and/or excitement surrounding this apparent development. Have we finally reached some level of smartphone utopia where people freely transition from iOS to Android (and back again) without even the slightest hint of embarrassment?