Apple last week launched its first-ever Android app, a new tool designed to help Android users jump ship for iOS.
Of course, for the pedants out there, this technically isn’t the first Apple-owned app that has been available on Google Play. Back in 2012, Apple acquired app discovery engine Chomp, a service that let you discover iOS and Android apps using keywords. The Android app was swiftly culled on Google Play, while the broader service was shuttered several months later.
Then there’s Beats Music, which Apple inherited through its $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics in May 2014, and which was the only Apple-owned app on Google Play.