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Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly

Fanatical devotion. Unswerving loyalty. Inexplicable hate toward all those who disagree with their beliefs. An inability to alter their views or progress beyond an opinion they have clung to for years. 

You don't want to upset a tech fanboy.

Take Apple's new app release, for example: 'Move to iOS' is the tech giant's first ever app Android, which is a pretty big deal. It's like Kanye West deciding to put out an album of Frank Sinatra covers (actually, that could be pretty good... Kanye?).

The app is designed to help those Android users who've bought a new iPhone to move their data from their old handset to their new one, copying data, photos and contacts without any hassle.

You'd think the Android community would smirk at it - raise a quizzical eyebrow and scoff at those 'traitors' who'd have cause to use it. But no, they're not that mature. So instead they've unleashed a tidal wave of hate at it, amassing some 1,750 negative reviews in a matter of hours. Here are some of the best...

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly

    One star

    Could not be worse No material design, probably in objective C, doesn't work on my iPod touch 4th gen at all, can't overclock my toaster, and no included stylus!! Also may have required the lives of three Vietnamese children to code as well.

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 1

    One star

    No thanks Apple, I prefer being the one in control of my phone. Installed this in case Apple ever gives me a free iPhone as that's the only way I'd use this app...of course, selling it would probably work out better...ahh crap, uninstalling.

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 2

    One star

    I'd rather be shot in the face Then switch to a closed, controlled environment. Apple will be the next BlackBerry in a few years. If you use this app, then you deserve to pay more and get less. Apple would never allow this on their communist environment.. Google is too accomodating to isheep.

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 3

    One star

    LOL No one wants to move from Android to Apple, and considering that this is the first app Apple has made for android, I'm extremely disappointed. They care more about market share than contributing to the community in any way whatsoever. Hope this company burns to the ground.

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 4

    One star

    Really Apple? The only app you come out with is a move to your bullshit devices. Right let me get on that one. I think my Android has a virus now.

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 5

    One star

    This is a time travel app Ever wish you could go back in time? Well now you can! Experience all the features you have had for years all over again, but this time in slow, drawn out increments. No more pesky options, freedom and customizations to worry about. Enjoy a closed sheltered new world where a "Move to Android" app is not allowed. But thats not all! Buy your iPhone now, and get a lifetime of overpriced proprietary hardware that keeps changing! The first 20 callers will receive a free wall charger (a $400 value).

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 6

    One star

    Apple hit a new low Apple's first contribution to Android and this is what they offer? Ridiculous. Google has dozens of apps in the Apple App Store, none of which attempt to move users away from Apple and into Android. This is like Walmart installing a kiosk inside Target that would replace a Target gift card with a Walmart gift card. Such practice is not acceptable. Apple has hit a new low.

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 7

    One star

    Why do we need this Dear Apple just why did you make this app? You refuse to release your apps onto android because apple is "superior" in your minds but that just turns most users away from Apple because they think they are the best and never change. But Google has their apps on your app store and many people switch from Apple because they want freedom

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 8

    One star

    Is apple trolling android? "You can recycle this android for free at any apple store" So not only are you guzzling down money from your fan boys, now you don't even let us sell our phones second hand so we can have some extra cash to pay for your stupidly expensive devices? BAD APPLE! Plus taking advantage of play store's openess and freedom (mostly) to pull off this troll, which contributes nothing back to actual android users, while you don't allow android apps on your appstore. You troll android, the community trolls back.

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 9

    One star

    Shame apple inc First of all I hate apple for charging huge tax on Indian user.Secondly why u apple guys are trying to reduce android users.Android is reliable,great,better in security than ios,apps are cheap and most of them are free.Apple is not android.Always second to android.

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 10

    One star

    First app and this is what you offer?Google made apps that even iOS users prefer over yours. Useful apps and they don't try to take over . first useless app you create ,its to cheat? Give us better apps you created &that will convince us you have a better platform. 3D touch? Pencil after bashing stylus for years , Big size phones and iPads after bashing size for years .seem like you are yet to invent anything since the great Jobs left. I don't care for the useless app. I don't need to move anything I have on android. Thanks but no thanks .

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 11

    One star

    WHY IS THIS APP ALLOWED TO APPEAR ON PLAY STORE??? The app is terrible. Bad design,zero functionality, and definitely not user-friendly. Also, the fact that this app require you to own an apple device to run is ridiculous. What is the point of this app anyway if you can do all of the transfer by many other apps on Google play store, which are much better than this app in every single way ??? Google, please hear us and take this app down immediately !

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 12

    One star

    What the duck apple?! Google adds cross platform functionality with their wearables and you give us...this. This cocky, elitist attitude is exactly why people choose Android over iOS.

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 13

    One star

    Another terrible piece of CrApple software that makes all the decisions for me without any input from me. Dear Apple: Android users actually have brains. Please respect that.

  • Apple Tried To Troll Android With A New App. It Backfired Spectacularly 14

    One star

    If it's not Android, it's crApple! Knowing crApple, they will probably release an "updated" version of this app in the next few weeks, I bet that "updated" version will allow you to run iOS for a small fee of $1,000* of course. *Taxes and Hidden Fee Not Included