The just-announced Apple Music sounds like it has a lot going for it, not the least of which being its upcoming multi-platform support. Sure, initial availability this summer will be an Apple-only affair, but Android support is in the works. Besides what that development stands to mean for the service’s chances of building up a larger user base, it’s noteworthy if only to see Apple announcing an Android app at all. But as it turns out, today’s WWDC news also brings word of a second Apple Android app, as the company shares its plans for Move to iOS, an app designed to ease the transition from Android handsets to iOS hardware.
We don’t have all the details just yet, but Apple promises that Move to iOS will streamline cross-platform migration by not only moving all your contacts, messages, and local media from your Android phone or tablet to an iOS device, but also helping getting you set up with apps. That will include suggesting iOS equivalents of free Android apps ready for you to install from the App Store, while also identifying paid apps with iOS editions and marking them in your iTunes wish list, should you choose to support the developer by purchasing them again for Apple’s platform.
We haven’t heard any details about an ETA just yet, but as part of Apple’s iOS 9 announcements, we’d expect this software to surface around the time of the public iOS 9 release this fall – though there’s always the chance we could see it land sooner as part of the ongoing iOS 9 beta efforts.