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Apple Just Made It Way Easier to Switch From Android

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Apple is making it easier for Android owners to dump their phones in favor of the new iPhones.

At its event Wednesday in San Francisco, Apple announced that it is releasing a new app in the Google Play store to help with the transition. The app, called “Move to iOS,” will transfer photos, messages and other data from an Android phone or tablet to an iOS device.

“You can recycle your Android phone for free at any Apple Store,” the app helpfully notes at one point during the transfer process.

During the company’s event, Apple executive Eddy Cue claimed that an increasing number of Android owners are switching to iPhone. Making that process even simpler is just “the neighborly thing to do,” Cue said.

Globally, the vast majority of smartphones run on Android.

Here Are All the Products Apple Unveiled Today

The iPhone 6S’s new 3D multi-touch interfaceApple
iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s PlusApple
iOS 9, available as a free update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touchApple
WatchOS 2 with native apps and new gold and rose gold aluminum Apple Watch sport modelsApple
Apple watch with Hermès bandApple
iPad Pro featuring a 12.9-inch Retina Display and Apple PencilApple
An iPad Pro with a keyboard is seen during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California
Apple’s new Smart KeyboardBeck Diefenbach—Reuters
Siri remote, tvOS, and the App Store running on the new Apple TVApple

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