Top iOS news of the week: Prime music, Android switchers, Apple Watch apps

In a relatively quiet week in iOS, news surfaced that Android owners are switching to iOS in big numbers, Apple Watch apps are pouring into the app store, and Amazon Prime members can now stream music on iOS.

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Android deserters driving Apple growth

Analysts are claiming that Android device owners are switching to iOS devices and driving Apple's sales growth. Investment firm Cowen and Company conducted a survey of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus buyers and determined that 25 percent of all iPhone sales are coming from those switching from Android.

The firm also discovered that Android owners are expressing great interest in the Apple Watch, more than iPhone owners.

Source: Electronista

Amazon Prime music hits iOS

The streaming music service on Amazon Prime is now available on iOS. Called "Prime Stations" the music stations are accessed through Amazon's iOS application.

Amazon Prime music streaming is ad-free, and offers personalized recommendations based on past use of Prime Music.

Source: ZDNet

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Apple to offer trade-in program in China

Bloomberg reports that those in the know say Apple will soon expand its trade-in program to China. Owners of older iPhones will be able to take them into the store for credit toward an iPhone 6 purchase.

Apple's similar program in the US has been active for a while, and sources indicate it is generating good results.

Source: CNET

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Apple Watch apps hitting the store

With the Apple Watch poised for availability, developers are wasting no time getting apps for it released. Evernote, New York Times, and Expedia updated their apps with support for the Apple Watch.

These apps join dozens of app updates that have added Apple Watch support.

Source: 9to5mac

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