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Apple’s ‘Move to iOS’ Android App Likely a Rebranded ‘Copy My Data’ App

Apple’s ‘Move to iOS’ Android App Likely a Rebranded ‘Copy My Data’ App

Apple’s “Move to iOS” migration tool for Android users may be a rebranded Android app that has been available in the Google Play Store. An inspection of the code by Android blog Phandroid indicates the two apps share much of the same code.

Apple's 'Move to iOS' Android App Likely a Rebranded 'Copy My Data' App

AppleInsider:

Called Copy My Data, Media Mushroom’s app can currently be found on the Google Play Store. The developer also fields a sister app in the iOS App Store called Device Switch, which reverses the migration procedure from iOS to Android. Move to iOS is a basic migration assistant that “securely transfers your contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, and calendars,” Apple says.

Phandroid says in many case it appears that Apple left Media Mushroom’s original “com.mediamushroom.copymydata" code strings intact, as well as leaving the Android package name the same.

It is likely that Apple purchased usage rights from Media Mushroom, as the developer offers usage rights on its website.

Move to iOS has been the subject numerous one-star ratings on the Google Play Store, with most of the comments consisting of slams against iOS, Apple, and Apple’s design philosophy, rather than the actual operation of the app.

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