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Which iOS 6 Features From Android Will Reinvent Smartphones This Morning?

In case you were wondering (wait, why would you be?), Apple’s developer conference, WWDC, kicks off this morning in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. During their opening keynote, everyone expects them to introduce iOS 6 and all sorts of new features that will forever change the way smartphones work (sarcasm much?). As you may recall from last year, iOS 5 apparently did the same thing, however, anyone who has used an Android phone over the last 3-4 years knows that much of those newly introduced features were standard fare from day 1 on this platform. You know things like, notifications, OTA updates, tabbed browsing, an IM client, etc.

So with this iOS 6 business about to happen, let’s have some fun with it. What Android features are we going to see? Any chance that Apple introduces something new or is it going to be to take Siri out of beta, which will be followed by an extra 5 Zooey Deschanel commercials per hour? Reinvent, people!

  • bmedic1999

    If you push the halo button on the new iphony, steve jobs will come back and tell you what a wise decision you made “grasshopper”

  • Michael

    all you Android users that are running on “ICS” say “I”! Woah why am I hearing more cries of “not me” instead? oh that’s right, you bought yours 5 months ago and it’s already obsolete and not sure if you will ever receive one. awwww, so sad. =(

  • Michael

    And while us iPhone users will ALL get the iOS 6 when it’s available,
    majority of you will still be wondering, “will I ever get the latest
    dessert on my clunky, fragmented, outdated device.

    I say this again, it’s iPhone (quality) vs. Androids (quantity) and I
    rather go with a device that is finely polished, smooth interface, and
    effortlessly synched with all my other Apple devices at its latest
    updated operating system.

    Let’s not forget about the resale value of iPhones vs Androids. I will
    have no problem getting my money back as I can easily sell my 4S for
    $300 when iPhone 5 comes out. Too bad we can’t say the same for Android
    owners cause by the time eligibility rolls in for upgrade, a year and 8
    mos. old device will be a big “has been” and still have yet to receive
    its latest OS.

    Go ahead and bash me all you want, but truth hurts sometimes.

    SO sad that only 7% of Android users are up to date with Ice Cream OS
    while rest are still getting short-changed. Pathetic if you ask me.

    • miso_sori

      Luckily even on Gingerbread, Android phones make iPhones look like kids’ toys. Oh well, I guess some people just enjoy being told how they can use their own devices.

    • Nicklas

      Android is an operating system, just like iOS. There is only one type of Android, just like there is one type of iOS, hence your “Android = quantity” argument is incorrect to say the least.

      Whether or not the interface is better on iOS or Android is a personal taste preference, please don’t mix your preferences with actual facts.

      Android is made by Google, which also created Gmail, Youtube, Google Plus, Google Search, Picasa and about 80 other services, all of which is well implemented and synced across platforms and devices, including Android.

      Many people like to keep their phones for various reasons. Even if i had an iPhone, i wouldn’t sell it. (I’d drive it over with my car)

      It is indeed sad that the majority of android users don’t keep their devices up to date, but that is the users fault, not Android’s. Hence your argument is invalid.

  • Derail Doax

    WWDC = What will Droid contribute?

  • kashtrey

    Looks like they stole, ICS’ ability to deny a call and text them a message back. I wish Google would patent things like that and notifications and not open source it sometimes, only to spite Apple. Unfortunately, Google is better than that and realizes that advancing the industry and technology is more important than hoarding patents and if something is the obvious best solution, no one person should own it.

    • Diablo81588

      That’s not exclusive to ICS. Gingerbread has that as well, although that could be a part of blur.

      • bakdroid

        ICS is using a lot of features that Blur first came out with. As much as everyone hates Moto on this site, they need to realize such things. But they never do…

  • JordanMcRae

    Apple rant: How does everyone let Apple get away with blatant copying and then act like they are some kind of amazing innovators!? I’m so so angry! Turn-by-turn navigation? Syncing contacts with Facebook? Rejecting a phone call with a text? Android has had that for so long! And good luck with your new native Apple Maps in iOS 6 now that they are dumping Google Maps, they look like a child drew them. And 3D maps “flyover” is a direct copy of what Google announced just last week. Ugh, more reason to HATE Apple.

    • justbaum30

      Okay, only one of things you said was Apple being blatant copiers.

      -Turn-by-turn navigation? They aren’t allowed to have their own? They never claimed they were the first or anything, they’re just making their own service just as Google created their own social network.-Syncing contacts with Facebook? They are doing so much more than just contact syncing, it’s full on integration, also never claimed they were innovating the world here either.-Rejecting call? This was definitely taken from Google but they also added some new functionality to it with the location stuff so interesting and creative thing there.-Flyover direct copy? Really? Are you trying to tell me that in 5 days they saw that from Google and then copied it? They obviously had already been working on it long before Google’s conference last week.

      Next time let’s make a more educated and unbiased post. The only thing that screamed Android to me was the rejecting the call with text thing, very obvious taken. And I thought the Maps style was unique.

      Edit: Also in case anyone wasn’t aware, Apple announced they were going to be including the tab syncing feature they showed off today around the same time Google did, another thing they were obviously working on long before.

      • JordanMcRae

        Obviously I know that they didn’t make flyover in 5 days, but just because they have been working on something for a long time doesn’t mean it is not copying. I am also not saying that they don’t have a right or need to copy some of the features (i.e. turn-by-turn, Facebook syncing). I just get annoyed when people (usually in more general tech publications) act like Apple has somehow come up with amazing innovations every time they announce something that is already is being done elsewhere and albeit for a long time.

  • MikeKorby

    They didn’t go into fiull detail on the iOS side because they need to save something for the iPhone 5 release in September. Most likely, that’ll be when they announce NFC, larger screen size, LTE, and face unlock. As I was reading the liveblog though, I just kept thinking about ICS and how all they did was change the ‘C’ to an ‘O’… revolutionary!

  • Are they changing their name to Mapple now, or can we stick with Crapple?

  • droidman101

    It was chrome synching that they copied.

  • Tyler Chappell

    From what I’ve quickly looked through so far, it looks like facebook integration and contact syncing, as well as several maps features like traffic etc, stuff Android of course, has already had for a long time.

    • Sven Enterlein

      I am seriously scared by all this social media integration. I don’t even need the option to share my every minute but good for those who do

  • bkosh84

    Not gonna lie, I like the passbook app they just announced..

  • Dingus

    11:25Dan Moren: Choose “send a message” and you get pre-made options (or custom messages) to send.
    11:25Dan Moren: Slide up a control on an incoming call, and you can reply with a message or remind yourself to call person back later.
    11:25Dan Moren: Probably been in a meeting where you got a phone call, and wish you could quickly text person or remind yourself to call them back later.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/256961/live_update_wwdc_keynote_2012.html

    sound familiar? (read the messages backwords if you didnt know)

  • greeknasty

    well i see a feature added that i wish android had…do not disturb and allow only certain people to call you during the DND time…would love to see that..and no i dont want to download an app for that.

    • SeanBello

      you want it, but you don’t want it? lol

      • greeknasty

        why the hell would i have to download a battery draggin app to do a simple feature like that?..get real bro

        • SeanBello

          instead of a battery dragging app that’s pre-installed?

          • greeknasty

            not sure what your trying to imply but last i checked this isnt a feature built into the phone app is it?

          • SeanBello

            no, but if it’s active it runs all the time in the background constantly, hence draining battery. also, this has been in AOKP for awhile (minus the exception function)

    • like quiet hours?

    • I know for a fact I can do that with my Razr with Motorolas Smart Actions.

  • wickets

    Do not disturb???? oh my, thats rich

  • iKing_5

    They’ll stop the approval process of apps so malware can grow by more than 400% per year and delay updates for the vast majority of their users by more than 10 months…

  • Direct access to a shard area of the file system for any file type would be a miracle-awesome thing for iOS. Gotta love Android for that!

  • SeanBello

    LMAO…Siri button on steering wheels! stock has to be dropping

  • Joey Bourgart

    I think more about features from other Google products also, not just Android.

  • SeanBello

    pretty easy to get 80% of your customers on iOS5 when you haven’t changed anything hardware design-wise in 3 yrs and you only make 1 phone/yr.

  • thatsspecific

    Now when you go to unlock the phone there’s a lock and you can drag it around to either a unlocked lock or a icon of a camera to in lock the phone.

  • Acosand

    A patent suit button on the bottom of the iPhone 5?

  • Cam

    “Apple Brown Out”. The phone detects when you are ‘indisposed’ and automatically sets you away in all connected clients.

  • peezwizz

    the new mbp starts at 2200 bucks… YIKES

  • It’s going to take Siri out of beta just like you said. Tim Cook said that in an interview just like 1-2 weeks ago…but again, Siri was stolen from Android and they just improved it.

    • DrewNusser

      It like where you’re going, but it wasn’t stolen from Android nor is it any better. Voice controls on a phone have been around forever, and I actually like to be able to say “navigate to Subway” or “play ….. on Pandora” and have it work.

  • SeanBello

    “re-invent”…probably the most annoying term ever. you can’t make something for the 1st time twice!

  • droidman101

    New macbooks, Mountain Lion, and iOS 6.

  • Android did it! Android did it!

  • Tim Swann

    Switching between apps will be silky smooth in iOS6…but Android has had that for almost 6 months now…I guess apple is reinventing multi-tasking

  • jakymiwm

    I bet they will announce that Apple and Oracle will merge and the new name will be iTroll!
    Or, they are having a baby called Troll.

  • Dan

    exporting contacts lol

  • droidman101

    and new maps is getting announced as we speak. turn by turn navigation

    • SeanBello

      no way! turn by turn navigation?! amazing! LOL

      • Tim Swann

        don’t you mean iMazing lol

  • sk3litor

    Getting sued by apple. Oh wait…

  • Kris Brandt

    I bet you Facial Recognition Unlock will end up being one of the new features.

  • Nemo Hoes

    Apple is taking shots at ICS off the top lol

  • sgtguthrie

    I’m betting widgets 😉

  • More than one physical button on the phone.

  • Nemo Hoes

    Just read this on the Engadget Liveblog. Funny and True

    TIM STEVENS One @bheater is predicting Ice Cream Sandwich on the iPhone 3GS, which is pure insanity.TIM STEVENSWe all know the 3GS can’t handle that kind of firepower.

  • droidman101

    I never got why people would ever pay $1,600 for these things, it’s not like Google I/O where you at least get tons of free stuff.

    • Sven Enterlein

      Is that just for the few hours of presentations and then playing with the gadget for a short time? Or is there an actual multi-day conference attached?

      • droidman101

        Few hours then I think they get a few minutes of hands on.

        • Google

          its a multi day conference with developer seminars going over the new APIs and feature. You should learn what you are talking about before making dumb comments.

          • droidman101

            I thought he meant the keynote

    • MikeKorby

      comes with a jacket too…

      • droidman101

        Ooh. A cool WWDC jacket! Must cost THOUSANDS of dollars retail.

        • MikeKorby

          Well the zippers are made of aluminum, and its called a smart jacket. When the jacket is zipped up, it automatically hides whatever it says on your shirt.

  • droidman101

    just in case anyone is looking for a liveblog
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/11/apple-wwdc-2012-liveblog/

  • BroRob

    The new i*hone will get 50G of Dropbox storage on Verizon and AT&T? 😉

    • shaun.ober

      I think that may tick a few people off lol.

    • CopierITGuy

      Now, that’s funny!

  • shaun.ober

    Pull down notification bar.

  • They’ll start naming their OS after delicacies… the 1st will be AppleButter, the 2nd will be AppleCidar, and so forth!

    • BroRob

      …and then take Google to court for stealing their idea

    • Nemo Hoes

      AppleJacks..then sue Kellogs

      • CopierITGuy

        >Reads comment.
        >Giggles quietly as to not disturb coworkers with obnoxious laughter.

    • TheTruthSquad

      Apple Vinegar

    • Nexuslife

      You sir just made my day.

  • App drawer, tighter grid to fit new bigger screen, status bar with notification icons, and widgets??

  • Mark

    Magical, unbreakable, unfathomable Chimp Glass that allows you to slide your finger across the surface like Kristy Yamaguchi’s blades on Olympic ice and also instantly files a lawsuit against Motorola with each swipe.

    • Aaron

      Beautifully done my good sir. +1 internets to you!

    • Drew

      For the beautifulness that is that prediction, it’s Kristi*

  • Nemo Hoes

    I love the Android Community! We are so Ruthless lol
    Hashtag AndroidArmy

  • Sven Enterlein

    I don’t think that Apple actually steals all that much from the Android community directly. I have the feeling that most useful changes/upgrades/new features come from the jailbreak community. Not sure where they get it from but it is amazing to see all the features that you needed a jailbreak for pop up as “innovations” in the Apple-approved iOS.

    • So, the devs who develop features that require jailbreak steal features from Android and Apple steals them from the jailbreak community..?

      • Aaron

        Exactly!? Uh… If A = B and B = C then A = C?

        • Sven Enterlein

          That’s why I specifically wrote “directly”

          • CopierITGuy

            So I “acquired” this car that my buddy, Steve, stole from this other guy, Tim. It’s still Tim’s car that I have acquired!

            It’s this kind of “reasoning” that keep the sheeple coming back for the latest, greatest iSomething. It really makes me nauseated! Just come up with something new again. At least try to keep it interesting.

          • Sven Enterlein

            You simply don’t want to understand the point I’m making… Apple is stealing their ideas from somewhere. I don’t care if it’s from Android or someone else. Point is, they DO NOT INNOVATE as much as the iSheep claim. Not sure how your car example works in the legal system so I can’t comment.

          • CopierITGuy

            I agree. Although, I don’t think they’ve innovated ANY with the last 3 iterations of the iPhone. The only thing good they’ve contributed in the last 3 years is a screen with a high resolution. Oooooh! Wow! Nobody else would’ve brought that to the market! Thank you, Mr. Apple! We’re forever indebted to you!

  • CHRIS42060

    I have some insider information that they will be adding a new feature to the iPhone. It will be a series of 10 numbers (0 – 9) and the symbols # and * right on the touchscreen. By pressing them in a unique sequence the phone will connect to someone in particular (if you know that person’s specific sequence of numbers). My understanding is that they are already working on a patent for this revolutionary technology.

    • droidman101

      The next advancement will be adding in support for sending letters as well.

      • michael

        Yes I believe steve jobs’ lawyers did prove he was a direct descendant of alexander gram bell, and every phone manufacturer and company still owes apple money.

    • slops

      i see what you did there, and i laughed, quietly, to myself

  • How about they simply start with a 4G phone? When they announce this I’m sure it will be spun off as the first of its kind.

    • slops

      i was waiting for this.. Apple patents 4g

      • TheTruthSquad

        Apple patents the letters G, H, I, Q and A. Google has to change their name to CanDtoid.

  • Steven Roy

    Have you ever had trouble getting your separate GPS navigation device to work properly? We thought it should be as easy to use as Siri. So we made it that easy. Introducing with iOS 6… iMaps.

    Oh by they way… it’s free.

  • droidman101

    http://www.bgr.com/2012/06/11/apple-itv-rumors-motion-control-touch-remote/
    So, basically a Samsung smart TV….AND a tablet remote.

  • EC8CH

    Honestly NFC, because I’d like to see some traction behind getting NFC payments available at more retailers in the US. iOS adoption would certainly help that.

    But I see you trollin’ K.

  • SGMD1

    I’ve been browsing iPhone forums and it’s almost sad how nearly everyone posting their hopes for iOS6 wants to see a feature that already exists on Android. These people are totally oblivious.

    • DrewNusser

      They’re not oblivious. Most of them know that those things are on Android, but they refuse to jump ship because Android is icky to them. They’re sincerely afraid of malware/bugs/lag/whatever else iBloggers have filled their feeble minds with. They actually use these things as an excuse to pass on things they want like widgets/bigger screens/LTE/better batteries. It’s that same attitude that let’s Apple keep skimping on specs so they can keep those margins high.

  • fajitatt

    Best title for a DL post ever!

  • Aaron

    “By moving the power button to the left .00005 mm, they created a warp time flux that will allow the iPhone to turn on .001 seconds faster than android! Thats 100% faster! I think?”

    • Lord_Vader1941

      I just spit my tasty beverage onto my keyboard whilst reading your comment.

      • Aaron

        I hope that is a good thing?

        • DrewNusser

          When is it NOT a good thing to spill liquid all over your electronics?

          • Aaron

            I ment i hope he thought it was funny lol

  • Stewie

    A revolutionary new skin to go atop iOS, they shalt call it:
    “AppleBlur”!

    • droidman101

      iBlur*

      • tomn1ce

        iBlur-u-out-Android…..

    • Lord_Vader1941

      Apple HurDur…

  • digsoreos

    Random reboots? OS fragmentation? Seriously though, anything that pushes the envelope to make all smartphones even better can’t hurt.

    • PC_Tool

      Apple already has both of those. I know, I know…you’re just trolling. 😉

      “Seriously though, anything that pushes the envelope to make all smartphones even better can’t hurt.”

      Truer words… I honestly don’t care (more than for entertainment purposes, of course) who did what “first”…As long as the march of progress continues, good for us.

      • digsoreos

        If by trolling you mean being interested in the development of all smartphones and not believing one is the magical unicorn to rule all others, then I guess I was trolling. 😉 There are good things about each OS and things each can learn from the other. Is that really such a bad thing?

        • PC_Tool

          By trolling I mean calling out one product for a failure that permeates all products in that market….and it was a joke.

          Oh, and if you read my post carefully, I actually agreed with you. But, hey…argue away, man.

          Defensive much?

          • digsoreos

            I did read your first reply carefully and got past your joke. Was just clarifying my original joke which may have been lost through your troll comment. No harm, no foul, man. No need to argue about it, right?

          • PC_Tool

            No problem. I was simply clarifying the clarification of the joke that I made about the joke that you made, and that then, for the purpose of clarity, clarified.

            Um…

            …or …something. 😉

  • eddieonofre

    New ultra designed back cover unbreakable… not like our last design

    • droidman101

      Kevlar back, curved screen.

      • eddieonofre

        And then patent the curved screen because is an apple innovation

  • T4rd

    Install apps from third parties..? Lol, yeah right.. I’m sure that will forever be exclusive to jailbroken iDevices =p.

    One of the few key things they haven’t ripped from Android is Widgets, so I’m guessing those will make an appearance in some form or another.

  • MrSteve920

    Hopefully multitasking, and not the piece of crap system they have now.

  • Noles419

    I dunno about you guys, but I wouldn’t mind seeing more of Zooey Deschanel… I don’t care what she’s advertising!

    • DrewNusser

      So it’s just me who wants to punch her in the face every time she asks “Is that rain?” when she’s 5 feet away from the window? With that one comment, all of her quirky, sarcastic, lovable and hot roles got thrown out the window and are now drenched and ruined, because yes, that is effing rain.

      • Drew

        No, it’s not just you, but if you’re wanting to punch her in the face with your FIST, well, that my friend is where you and I differ.

        • DrewNusser

          Haha, either or, really.

      • Manny

        Yes.

  • Lord_Vader1941

    Maybe they will inform everyone that it isn’t actually the iPhone 5, but it’s actually the 6th installment of the iPhone line….

    • Chris

      The NEW iPhone…. whatever

      • Lord_Vader1941

        Now that is revolutionary!

  • Face Detect!

    • PC_Tool

      ..but with Siri integration:

      “You call that a face??”

      “Did you forget to put on your make-up again?”

      *cracking sound* “Oh, great…you just broke the camera…”

      “So *thats* what a dumbass looks like…”

      “I’ll save this one in the MugShots folder…”

  • Philip A. Kaiser

    Maybe they will just show some Galaxy SIII videos and then exclaim how they invented “all of that” and plan on using their lawyers to “take it back.” They could then show a powerpoint on how to ruin and undermine a patent system.

    • jboogie1289

      And Boom!!! +12 sir! And kudos to them (Crapple) for slobbering all over the GSIII.

  • Android1997

    The ability to sue people better then you with a new pre installed app called Apple HQ.
    The new boot up will have a sheep emerging on your screen.
    The ground breaking new feature to unlock your phone with your face.
    The ability to “Bump” iPhones and share pictures.

    Wow, Apple, not sure if android can live up to that, Oh Gawd we will never catch up!!

    • DrewNusser

      …Bump was on iOS before Android.

      • Diablo81588

        I think he was referring to nfc..

        • DrewNusser

          Ah, I went to the app first because “Bump” was in quotes. You could be right though.

  • Sp4rxx

    Considering the money they’ve literally dumped in litigations vs ‘the other tech guys’, it’s hard to believe they have truly come up with anything truly innovative

    • Stefan Trotman

      Money is not an issue for Apple

      • Sp4rxx

        I guess that’s why we haven’t seen anything ‘great’ from them … they don’t spend the money to be better – just to sue.

        • jakymiwm

          Sounds like Oracle.

  • mcdonsco

    This is actually quite funny only because it is soooooo true…my gf was loving siri when it hit as if it was never done before. I explained it to her and then she claimed “well, siri is better”…so now every time we’re wondering about some random piece of info we race…android always wins (I’m usually reading the answer to her while she’s still trying to get siri to stop replying with “would you like to search the web?”)…

    Plus the pull down notification, how blatant can apple be?

    I also loved it when the iphone 4s just all of a sudden became a 4g phone through a software update, that was priceless!

    • New_Guy

      Yep..”We’re 4G for two reasons: 1) we say so, 2) you believe us because we’re Apple so it must be true. Now, someone poor me a glass of lawsuit on the rocks, please. Mmm, that’s spicy!”

    • Dain Laguna

      lol i do that to my wife all the time.

      however,

      to be fair to apple, the 4s only shows as ‘4g’ on the networks that have hspa+…on those same networks (at&t and tmobile) there are PLENTY of android devices that claim they are using ‘4g’. so this really isnt applicable to apple. its the networks false marketing. false marketing that android phone makers were ‘supporting’ if you will waay before the iphone ever did.

      • mcdonsco

        I’ve had a number of 4g droids starting with the first tbolt and they have all been beyond any doubt 4g speeds…the 4s was 3g, then all of a sudden claimed 4g and speeds were about the same.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Nay.

  • nightscout13

    Mobile Data management like in ICS

    • droidman101

      “And something even more revolutionary is coming! Say you are near your mobile data limit. You don’t want to go over, but you want to watch as much of Apple’s events as possible. What if I told you your phone would warn you when you got close to your data limit and automatically turned off your data when you are close to going over? That’s now possible with iOS 6 and iData.”

      • nightscout13

        UMM…. i have unlimited personally, i was referring to the other poor saps who don’t have unlimited.

        EDIT: Oh wait, you were mimicking Tim Cook’s keynote! LOL

        I’m hungover, concentration hasn’t returned yet

  • Ken Bosse

    I think it will be hilarious if they did widgets. That would truly show, we cant come up with anything new

    • IOS HAS WIDGETS ALREADY…… JAILBROKEN, BUT IOS HAS WIDGETS…

      • Jarren

        ANDREW PERDOMO IS USING ALL CAPS……. HE MAY NOT REALIZE THIS IS CONSIDERED SCREAMING, BUT HE IS USING ALL CAPS

        • PC_Tool

          JARREN OBVIOUSLY DIDN’T KNOW THAT CAPS-LOCK IS CRUISE-CONTROL FOR COOL.

          • AM I DOING IT RIGHT?

          • PC_Tool

            YOU’VE NAILED IT, MY FRIEND. NOW YOU’RE COOL, JUST LIKE US. ISN’T IT AWESOME?

            (I can’t help but picture Loud Howard….)

      • CopierITGuy

        >in Monty Python-esque high-pitched British accent< Until the Great Lord Apple deems it so, it isn't so. You will get your beloved widgets when the Great Lord allows it and not a moment sooner! Back to your cage, you ninny twit! Time to watch the PowerPoint presentation!

  • Live Wallpapers

  • xFenixKnightx

    “Smart Widgets” or iWidgets

  • fjhpsu

    Goo…I mean iWallet. Allowing you to pay with your mobile device.

  • ddevito

    NFC, Widgets, Better Multitasking

    • iWebDroidBerry7

      OS X had widgets nearly a decade before Android, so did Google steal that from them and MS?

      • droidman101

        Technically that was on the dashboard. If you call those widgets, then you have to call the notification center in iOS widgets.

      • ddevito

        Well, if you must go toe-to-toe, as @droidman101:disqus mentioned OS X widgets are on the dashboard, which takes you away from the home screen UI anyway. Not to mention this is OS X and not iOS (and don’t tell me iOS is OS X because it’s so stripped down it doesn’t count).

      • SchwannyT

        KDE had widgets before there was an OSX

  • Stewie

    A newly minted Metro UI ! Oh wait, that’s M$ ….

  • droidman101

    Oh, you know, onscreen navigation keys at the bottom, swipe to dismiss notifications, ring unlock, widgets. Oh an a more “revolutionary” siri that can launch apps!

  • cbstryker

    Open source iOS! ROLFLOL!

  • mikesuds

    – Apple’s own Mapping Solution
    – Facebook Integration
    – Siri for iPad
    – Developer usage tracking tools
    – iCloud Safari Tabs/VIP Mail Highlighting/Do Not Disturb mode
    – Baidu search option in China

    • droidman101

      I wonder why apple doesnt just buy yahoo…. Hmmmm….

      • Michael Johnson

        because Yahoo is nothing but Microsoft Bing

        • droidman101

          True but it would be a direct attack on Google, which they seem to like doing.

  • Roberto Orgiu

    Great article, it was a great fun to read, also because I totally agree with you 😀 Well, I’d be happy if they introduce toggle buttons in iOS Notification Center, since it’s a great and comfortable feature in Android. But of course Apple will INVENT it and then sue Android in judgement since Google stolen this idea from their brains and commercialized it before Apple could. 😀

  • Prediction they are going to take the prediction design of our keyboard

  • WickedToby741

    Turn-by-turn navigation is almost a given. Better Facebook integration is expected as well (wouldn’t hold your breath for Google+ integration, not that anyone here would be anyways). I think Siri will probably stay in beta if only for the simple fact it hasn’t changed any for them to take it out of beta. Who knows, maybe they’ll introduce “revolutionary” icons to the notification system that allows you to actually see your notifications without having to drag the notification bar down. All in all, I think we’re probably in for a rather yawn worthy presentation, but the iOS fans will swoon regardless.

  • widgets

  • Akilig

    notifications

  • John Jenness

    Now that the CEO has passed away it could be anything. Customization options, a jailbreaking utility or even in more colors!

  • iWebDroidBerry7

    How can you build a healthy community when you are the lead troll? Kellex? Lol

  • Actually letting you customize your home screen, which will be of the motif be your own creative “genius”.

    • Chris

      You clearly have no clue what your talking about… They can change their wall paper… I believe it was introduced a year or two ago LOL 😛

      • Swing and miss

        • NicholasMicallef

          More like friendly fire, I’ve never had a phone which can’t change it’s background, Even an old Nokia 3310 could do that…sort of. Not to mention customization isn’t only about the wallpaper…

  • Click bait much?

  • BrianLipp

    a “revolutionary” turn buy turn navigation app, but, you’ll have to pay for it, because its Apple

    • droidman101

      ONLY $1/mile!

  • frankandsimple

    I think the biggest feature we can expect from Apple is to have a an OS that’ll not be buggy or has the need for the development community to enhance and make it work the way it is supposed to out of the box….
    something that doesn’t hold true for android.. no offense.

    • theentropic

      My galaxy nexus has worked from day 1 without the need from the development community. Conversely, my friends iPhones have had nothing but problems lately.
      So your statement doesn’t hold true at all… no offense.

      • Guest

        none taken..somehow the early analyses and the forums at xda seem to differ from you. weird.

        • K. Nelson

          That’s like going into an apple support forum and saying everyone who owns an iPhone has a problem with it. XDA is there for help…therefore people with problems go there.

        • droidman101

          Thats because XDA is a hacking community. People go there with issues, they don’t go there with compliments.

    • mustbepbs

      We do it to add cool and useful features (a huge benefit to OPEN SOURCE), and remove bloatware that the carriers want installed. Y’know, kind of what like Apple does with the iPhone?

      • droidman101

        Except for, you know, the crap you can’t remove that apple installs (ie Newstand-you can’t even put that in a folder)

    • Your confused obviously. In Android you CAN enhance the OS, instead of it being dictated to you how you can and can’t use your phone and what apps you can and can’t use.

      • Aaron

        Well, Im no Apple fan, but the one thing they did do right is no VZW VCast bloat, or bing or that bs.

      • sk3litor

        There’s no use. They just don’t get it. I’m not trying to be a troll or anything but my iPhone friends just can’t seem to grasp the concept of rooting as a feature instead of a way to make your phone work. They think of customization as just aesthetics. They don’t understand that there’s nothing to get used to cuz you build it from the ground up to make it work the way you want it to. I believe iPhones are right for some people bit I also believe “cult of brand” is very deeply engrained into society which is unfortunate

    • Bionicman

      i guess what your saying is iOS never has had any issues. like somehow it was my wifes fault her iphone 4 apps kept crashing. or the original antenna issue with the iphone 4 that required a bumper to use properly and eventually needed to be redesigned. user error right? your post is a troll post if I ever saw one…no offense

      • Edgar

        And these are basically all of the problems that any iPhone has ever had, as opposed to Android, which has many more problems in EACH line of phones, and on an ongoing basis.

        • PC_Tool

          citation? source?

          • Edgar

            Source– any Android forum that you choose to read.

          • PC_Tool

            Really? That’s your source?

            “I read it somewhere”

            Wow. Thanks, man. I was wondering for a moment there if you could be taken seriously. You cleared that right up.

    • PC_Tool

      You people really need to stop confusing the “ability” to do something with the “need” to do something. Just because one can take Android and “enhance” it, does not mean it “needs” to be “enhanced”.

      Sorry, bud…but there is just no way you are going to be able to turn Android’s largest positive (that Apple will *NEVER* be able to duplicate) and make it a negative.

      Good try though. I mean, you had to go for it, right? If you can’t beat ’em, tell ’em their “features” are bugs…right?

      On a side note: You don’t happen to work for HTC i the pamphlet division, do you?

  • ocdtrekkie

    I want to see them introduce Face Unlock. Apparently, after ICS came out, Apple went ahead and patented it. Ex post facto has never been a problem for Apple, so they can probably sue for the Galaxy Nexus using it…

  • centralized file directories where apps are no longer islands? :-p

  • mustbepbs

    Widgets, Face unlock, NFC, Maps, “multi-tasking”, and finally, an app drawer. Because God knows they need it.

    So basically everything we’ve had for 7 months.

  • Ray

    A clear notifications feature like none other before! Plus they’ll probably add live icons ala Windows phones (Live tiles)

  • picaso86

    Widgets and Swype keyboard.

    • cbstryker

      You know what? I wouldn’t be surprised by a swype like keyboard. Tapping on virtual keyboards is so slow compared to swyping. It’s the first thing I tell people as to why I would never use an iPhone.

      • Android Telegraph

        Actually, using auto complete on a normal keyboard can be quite as fast as Swype for many. But yeah, I love Swype, hate typing on a normal keyboard on the phone.

      • sgtguthrie

        I find swiftkey faster 😉

  • John

    Yay for another powerpoint presentation based conference/keynote. I find those dull.
    I know it’s Apple & it’s a big deal…but still. At least take the chance & live demo some of the new features for f sake.

    • xFenixKnightx

      Huh? They always do live demos.

      • John

        During their keynote? I always remember them just showing powerpoint like screens.

        • Stew

          yes, during their keynote.

        • xFenixKnightx

          Yeah they always do live demos in all of their keynotes. Just look any of them up on YouTube. The notifications one was done while playing Cut the Rope last year. 🙂

          • John

            Oh. Well I stand corrected then. I’ll try & pay attention to today’s keynote this time. Thx.

    • Stew

      Like xFenixKnightx said, they always do Live Demos

      • John

        ya i can read what he said. thx

        • Stew

          You’re welcome!

          • xFenixKnightx

            I’ll vote you up buddy. 🙂 I love both Apple and Android so to me there is no war here.

          • Stew

            I agree! and thanks!

  • Stephen Clagett

    True multi-tasking, mobile payment, widgets.

  • florious80

    Tight jeans butt unlock…. I meant face unlock. That and widgets probably.

    • Chuckers

      LOL very nice dude

  • Cmon, Zooey isn’t that bad. I just think she needs to get over the current crop of shitty airhead roles.
    Oh, on topic, iOS6 will have unicorn hairs, print money*, and generally be more magical and revolutionary than evar befoar.

    *printed money only usable for buying free apps in App Store

  • An app drawer.

    • The prediction design of our keyboard, Face Unlock, and if they launch the i*hone 5 NFC

    • True widgets…

    • An iBasket you mean? It holds all of your apps!!

    • Dameon

      iOS is an app drawer.

  • PuzzleShot

    I’m actually super excited because I want to see if the competition can come up with anything truly revolutionary. Competition begets innovation, and iOS finding new features can’t be bad for Android.

    • JabroniUNM

      sure competition begets innovation, but apple will sue to halt that innovation

      • New_Guy

        Lawsuits = Innovation

        …didn’t you know?

        • Firant

          Speaking as an attorney – I concur.

      • possomcrast1

        Apple is trying to create a monopoly where they control everything and no one else can compete. Too bad that’s illegal.

        • PC_Tool

          It’s only illegal if you get caught. 😉

          • Tony Allen

            It’s only illegal if someone you’re preventing from gaining traction has enough money to do something about it.

          • PC_Tool

            That would qualify as getting caught, wouldn’t it?

            Don’t argue semantics with me…I’m anti-semantic. o.O

        • Rafy286

          Its only illegal if you don’t have the government behind you asking the ITC to pull favors on your behalf. Even the government is behind them.

          • noyfb

            Its only illegal if you don’t have an army of lobbyist paying off congressmen for you.
            Its only illegal if the judge doesn’t have apple stock or has been paid off to rule in your favor.

    • Panicswhenubered

      ^THIS

  • Widgets (finally).

  • John

    Oh this reminds me. I need to unsubscribe from BGR’s rss.
    (not sure why I didn’t just do it last year)

  • Floyd Gray

    I truly respect Apple as a company and they have some great products…but as a former iPhone user and previous Motorola Droid X and now Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Xoom owner. My greatest gripe are these developer conferences where a feature/product is introduced to be revolutionary that other phones/devices have had…that bit of arrogance is what I don’t respect.

    • TheWenger

      I agree with you, except I don’t respect Apple as a company.

    • Shadowcell

      ……….I’m sorry what? Wasn’t paying attention. For the love of God will she remove her hand!?!?!

  • Mordecaidrake

    Google Navigation or something similar but all Apply and a Launcher so all your apps aren’t a cluster f*ck on your home screens.

  • MalakiMills

    Widgets.

    • John

      No. They won’t ever go widgets route. (at least anytime soon IMO)

    • kevin

      This…i just know that so many apple fanboys would rave about how the iphone did it first and is way better then android…

  • The only thing they could do that would impress me would be actually simple, Siri API. I fthey do not do it now Google will beat them to it

  • You’ll be able to clear drop down notifications one at a time by swiping – so much convenience never seen before in the smart phone world.

    • EvanTheGamer

      lol..that would actually be awesome. There’s been so many times where I wanted to clear just one item, but then accidentally cleared everything.

      EDIT: Can’t ya guys tell I was just kidding around? Geez…everyone takes everything so damn serious anymore.

      • ICS

      • Not sure if serious…or still using Gingerbread. http://qkme.me/3po6yw

        • EC8CH

          HA… +1

          or CM for that matter

        • EvanTheGamer

          It. Was. A. Joke. Like. The. First. Freakin’. Posters. Comment.

  • chris125

    Something that they will try to sue android manufacturers with that’s for sure.

  • Unicorn

    Team KANG will be presenting their first iOS ROM, i know this for a fact

    • PC_Tool

      …but will it run on Linux?

  • bakdroid

    How about timely updates……oh wait

  • Swipe away notifications? Holding the volume rocker to go to the next song?

  • gregmr

    NFC

    • and maps. APPLE WILL INVENT MAPS

      • droidman101

        Apple will invent the paper on which the maps will be drawn! The ink as well!!

        • CopierITGuy

          Apple announce that they will be suing Christopher Columbus claiming they discovered the Americas first and that he used their revolutionary new iMaps to find them!

    • EC8CH

      hope so