Tag Archives: Android

Apple exec explains why iMessage isn’t on other platforms

In a longer, more in-depth article, Walt Mossberg asked an Apple executive why iMessage isn’t on other platforms such as Android. When I asked a senior Apple executive why iMessage wasn’t being expanded to other platforms, he gave two answers. First, he said, Apple considers its own user base of 1 billion active devices to provide a large enough data…

iMessage for Android could be coming at WWDC

iMessage could possibly be coming to Android at WWDC, according to a report from MacDailyNews citing sources “familiar with the company’s thinking.” Apple will announce that iMessage encrypted text messaging is coming to Android users at WWDC next Monday at WWDC 2016, according to a source familiar with the company’s thinking. Apple is increasingly…

New data shows majority of iPhone SE buyers are switching from Android

While we didn’t expect Apple to hit the ball out of the park with iPhone SE sales, the device is gaining some traction from the Android community, according to data from Slice Intelligence. Specifically, there are more Android switchers coming from the SE than there were when the iPhone 6s launched. Early data from Slice Intelligence indicates that the…

Report: Apple Music now has over 10 million subscribers

Apple Music now has over 10 million subscribers, according to the Financial Times. The music serviced originally launched in June 2015, offering users with a three month free trial. In October 2015, the iPhone maker announced that Apple Music had 6.5 million subscribers, and in November the company launched Apple Music for Android. This is great news…

Apple is working on a tool to make it easier to switch away from iPhone

In September Apple published their very first Android application, Move to iOS. This app allowed new iPhone users coming from Android to copy basic data such as their camera roll, messages, and Google account data. And since Android is an open operating system, Google allowed the app to be deployed on Android, which is a win for Apple. However, according…

Number of Android users switching to Apple at highest rate yet

One thing that Tim Cook likes to note on quarterly conference calls is the number of people switching to iPhone from Android. According to a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the number of ‘switchers’ during the first month of availability of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus was 26%. This number is a new record, just beating out…

Apple Music for Android now available to download

Apple Music for Android was first announced at WWDC, slated for a fall release. After much anticipation, Apple has finally released a version of Apple Music for Android, somewhat. The app’s description says the application is still in beta and is missing some small functionality such as starting a family account, which requires an iOS device or a Mac and…