In what is widely regarded as his greatest presentation ever, Apple's Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world on January 9th, 2007. In the five-plus years since then, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch have literally redefined the entire world of mobile computing. That world is moving so quickly that iOS is already amongst the older mobile operating systems in active development today. That certainly doesn't mean it's underpowered or underfeatured — quite the contrary. Through what can only be described as relentless and consistent improvement over the years, Apple has made iOS one of the most feature-rich and well-supported platforms on the market.
After almost nine months, Google has now published its "Switch to Android" migration app in the App Store. With it, it is possible to transfer iPhone data to an Android. The app supports all devices that support iOS 12 and newer. The app transfers your own contacts, calendar appointments, photos and videos from your iPhone. When switching, the app warns the user to turn off iMessage so that they can at least receive an SMS from their iPhone contacts. The photos and videos can also be downloaded from iCloud if iCloud Library has been activated, for this the app launches a standard request to the Apple service on behalf of the user. However, moving third-party apps is not possible. Whatsapp & Co. has to be laboriously moved separately.