If last Wednesday was Apple’s big day for new hardware, today’s the corresponding day for new software, and we’ve already seen Apple get distribution started on iOS 9 – even if watchOS 2 has hit some unplanned delays. But it’s more than just new system software arriving this afternoon, and it also marks the arrival of a rare Android app from Apple, as the company finally releases its Move to iOS app.

We first learned about this guy back at WWDC in June (which also brought news of one other Apple Android app, in the form of Apple Music), and while we’ve seen our fair share of apps from other smartphone makers that attempt to make migration to a new phone as painless as possible, Apple’s got a few neat features here that help it stand out.

Chief among those is the way Move to iOS will help get you set up with new apps; a lot of times, these sort of tools transfer your old phone’s data to your new handset without worrying too much about the software situation – like Microsoft’s Switch to Windows Phone app. Sure, it’s not going to help with apps you already paid for (and now have to buy again), but it should set you on the right track with some free equivalents.

If you’re making the switch to iOS from Android, we’d love to hear your experiences working with Move to iOS – tell us your tale in the comments below.

Source: Apple (Google Play)

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