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Today, is WWDC day. In other words, all of tech stops to watch and see what Apple has reinvented to make the world a better place. This is the kick-off to Apple’s developer conference, which typically means we will see big updates to iOS and OSX. There may be new hardware involved, but this week is often reserved for the software side of things.

As Apple announces new features and versions of their operating systems, Android fans will sit back with a smirk and say things like, “We have been doing that on Android forever – how is that new?” or “Welcome to 2010, Apple fans.” Apple fans will respond back with, “But Apple did it better!” It’s a silly time, really, but one that we love to participate in. After all, the competition between Apple and Android hasn’t really slowed over the years. Tech fans are an opinionated bunch who like to take sides.

So even though we are an Android site, watching Apple keynotes and live blogging them has become a ritual around here. We like to see what Apple is up to, but more importantly, we love to see how you all react.

The keynote kicks off at 10AM Pacific (1PM Eastern). Apple will live stream today’s WWDC happenings here. You will probably need an Apple product in order to watch it, though. To follow along without the live stream, be sure to hit up the live blog below.

  • jvader2012

    this article escapes thought was droidlife not apple life. didnt like android do all this stuff already like couple years ago. Not Cool. Just enjoy the show guess if APPLE not on nothing in tech is legit.

  • flosserelli

    They should rename this the World Wide Circle Jerk.

  • Anhstein

    Now I’m interested to see what Android has that Apple hasn’t implemented yet. What’s worth stopping me from picking iOS over Android for my next device? (other than the fact that I’ve already gotten comfortable in the Google ecosystem for years)

  • Nikos Koufos

    Anyone else just get really upset?

    • jeff3yan

      I’m a huge Android fan but I see no reason to get upset. It’s not like a sports team and national pride, these are all corporations which end goal is to make a profit.

      The less emotional attachment you have to a device or brand, the better decisions you can make of which device is best for you. I’m happy with my combination of N5 and rMBP but I’m open to change.

    • Taurussho14

      Why would you?

  • Lowenma

    I just don’t understand sometimes. Extreme Android people complain iOS doesn’t have certain features. Apple implements some of those features and adds other ones that are pretty cool. Extreme Android people make fun of Apple for implementing them. Can’t the hate just stop and as tech people we can all get excited for tech progression.

    • gfere96

      AMEN

    • JD

      yeah well tell tim cook and company to stop bashing android and acting like only superior humans use ios. Honestly a lot of the android people hating on apple fans is because of ignorant comments from Apple Heads and apple fanatics.

    • J Kirsopp

      What aggravates me is when Apple claims or implies that they thought of it all on their own. Why not admit that you recognize a great feature, and want your users to have access to that feature too? The whole litigation thing that Apple is doing doesn’t make me any more congenial towards them, either. Suing over a square with rounded corners?

      • grumpyfuzz

        It works great with their customers, they have no idea.

    • bkosh84

      I think the biggest issue is that Apple acts like THEY invented or “made better” what has already been done and all the smugness that comes with it. It’s not the fact that they “stole” a feature or whatever. It’s how the present it.

      Kinda like how they compared people upgrading OSX from Mountain Lion to Mavericks (50%) and Windows 7 to Windows 8 (15%).. First off.. There are a heck of a lot more Windows Users than Mac users in the world (which 1. They forgot to mention 2. Completely skews/manipulates their numbers).. Secondly.. You can’t compare upgrades when they released their for free when Windows charges for theirs…

      • Taurussho14

        Apple just started giving free updates like last year.

  • gfere96

    WOW! I never expected them to open their APIs this much, and while most of these features are already on Android, i’m glad more people are going to enjoy great technologies. As a user of both iOS/OSX and Android, i’m excited! Can’t wait for I/O

    • LANCE

      i ashamed to say im more inclined to purchase an idevice now they are opening it, that was my biggest criticism for so long

      • JD

        yeah, I would be more so if they would stop bashing. The Improvements to OSX almost make me want to switch just for the improved unified experience. I prefer android but OSX doesn’t feel so separate anymore.

        • Taurussho14

          Google never really bashes. That’s just what fans do..

  • Jason Kahn

    Oh Crap, I just realized my whole Family owns iPhones and iPad. I’ll now have to live with months of, oh my G-D look what my amazing revolutionary phone can do now. And weeks of calls from my parents asking me to tell them how to use the new stuff, failing to realize I haven’t touched and i-Device since OS 5

  • Fabio Conde

    SWYPE ON IOS…

    LOL!

  • Smartss

    Oh Ms Cook you have that thong in a bunch!

  • Stephen Hawkeye Grubb

    When will apple ever come out with something exciting?

  • JD

    LOL, their widgets are limited to a drop down notification, clearly they have never seen mycolorscreen.com

  • Taurussho14

    Sharing and widgets just announced. Android has had this for a few years now…

    • LANCE

      yeah now they are gonna say they invented it >_<

      • Taurussho14

        And sue

    • Aooga

      Not even real widgets, just in the notification bar. Oh, and nice username, you have one?

      • Taurussho14

        Define widgets. Google never invented them. They were around longer then Windows Vista too…

        And hey. It beats ignition switch problems…

        • Aooga

          “real” as in a customizable home screen. I should have made that clearer. So do you have one or not? (the taurus) :)

  • GJV

    The first sign that you’re genuinely concerned about somebody is when you start talking smack about them. You can’t tell me fact that Android owns the world outside of the USA doesn’t cause Timmy some sleepless nights.

    • JD

      yeah the comments about android were all apple propaganda at best.

      1. He only mentioned Kitkit, and unlike iOS android has many device options so its really not a fair comparison.
      2. Maleware is honestly not an issue unless your dumb enough to let it happen to you.

      What really pissed me off is that he almost was talking down to anyone who uses android devices like apple users are better people just because they use apple products.

      • Aooga

        They’ve done it every year, and people still clap and laugh each and every time. Baffling.

        • JD

          really? i don’t remember them bashing at all last year.

          I think they are bashing because they know android is growing and improving. Once Android Silver hits apple will really need to start to worry.

          • Aooga

            They did…same arguments too. Fragmentation and how iPhones are just “better” without giving any reasons. I hate the iPhone side of apple, but like the mac side.

  • Aooga

    QuickType is a direct copy of pretty much any android keyboard since 4.2.2.

    • Aooga

      Well…so is the dictation thing.

  • JD

    I don’t appreciate all the bashing Android. Makes me want to punch tim in the face

    A lot of android users use apple computers, apple is only going to cause people like me who uses android phones and tablets but apple computers to hate them even more and consider finding a way to stop giving them my business completely.

    OSX updates look great, but bashing android users is uncalled for.

    • Aooga

      I would if there was any decent windows laptops out there. I’m patiently waiting for MS to release their own laptop. (like the surface, but an actual laptop.) Probably never going to happen.

      • JD

        yeah many of the programs I use are mac exclusive, except recently I shifted all my work to adobe creative cloud which is universal, so now the only thing holding me back from changing is some of the music recording programs like logic pro as well as final cut pro, also I have never been a fan of windows because of bad experiences in the past. I wish Google and windows would partner to make a completely new Desktop OS to rival OSX, it could be a chrome OS, Windows OS and Android OS type fusion.

        They just need to find a way to get major devs on board. I know I’m dreaming :(

        • Aooga

          Once you use a mac trackpad, nothing else comes close. I hope someone will find a way to “copy” that.

          • guest

            Samsung’s laptop trackpads aren’t as good but come pretty darn close. You should try one out if you get the chance.

          • Taurussho14

            It’s still a Samsung.

          • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

            What does their trackpad do that ever other laptop’s track pad doesn’t do now? Originally yea it was good, but now everything has multi gestures and stuff.

          • Aooga

            You have to use one. It’s just so well implemented. The screen scrolls directly with your finger, zooming is effortless, on and on. I’ve used samsung’s trackpads. They’re pretty good, but windows 8 is holding them back. There’s only so much you can do with drivers.

          • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

            Yea my $200 Asus laptop has a nice one that’s easy to use. If it use captivate touch and supports gestures and made from metal or whatever (agree the plastic ones usually suck) its probably just as nice.

      • Chris

        I currently have the Acer Aspire S7-392 and I personally love it more than my old Macbook Pro 2011 and Macbook Air 2012. Just to give you a name for a windows laptop that I find amazing.

        EDIT: I just saw your comment on the trackpad and my laptop has the glass trackpad just like the Macbooks. It feels extremely similar in my opinion.

    • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

      He has to bash, to distract you from the fact that iOS is now basically a clone of android

  • Aooga

    He went too far in attacking android. Notice how Google doesn’t attack anyone? Yeah, Tim, you can learn from that.

    • JD

      I agree I use apple computers but android devices. I was really offended and pissed now I am seriously considering completely leaving them, dumb ignorant move by them I know many android fans who hate iOS but love Apple computers, and would be equally pissed.

      • Aooga

        Yeah I love macs, but he’s being insanely annoying.

      • Collin Chapin

        Honestly, it makes me laugh.

        As someone who uses a MacBook (and loves it) and also a Nexus 5 (which I love just as much) I have no desire to stop using Apple products… but it is funny to see how scared they clearly are.

        If Apple was not worried, they would not even mention Android.

        • JD

          true, I also use a N5 and osx. But wight he improvements to OSX, it does make the incentive to buy an iOS device more tempting because the improvements are making osx and iOS far more unified.

          • Collin Chapin

            Agreed.

        • htowngtr

          that’s been going on for years with Apple

  • droidrazredge

    Tim Crook just sucker punched android with fragmentation and experience.

    • JD

      funny how he only mentioned kitkat, also there are far more android devices and most updates affect every device differently, so fragmentation is really not an issue.

      And the male ware argument lasted 1 second, because the moment you dig deeper you realize male ware is also not an issue, he just stated they are exposed to more attacks but its because android is 80% of the world market, I have never met an android user who complained or ever had issues with male ware in my life.

    • htowngtr

      2011 called, they want their argument back.

  • wtd2009

    wow, cook sure knows how to make peole feel inferior for not using an apple device.

  • Michael Choi

    bash all you want you Apple haters, but deep inside you know you’re impressed. “Continuity” enough said.

  • Guest

    bahahahaha, this was just live-blogged over at iMore…

  • vikings football

    so true, yet funny how ifans always like to say “but apple did it better” which is basically saying its ok for apple to copy…but then do a 360 when someone else makes something (hardware or software) similar to apples.

  • James Green

    Is it me or that Search bar was lifted out of google now/ google homepage

  • Kris

    People who truly appreciate android.. also truly appreciate apple as a
    company.. and ios as a mobile platform. It’s only the die-hard Samsung
    Fans (a lot of whom are paid directly by Samsung to troll).. that cannot tolerate apple.. even though Samsung has a shi…. tty line
    of products with clunky touchwiz and cheap builds. Samsung has a long way to catch up with Sense 6 and HTC product designs.. forget Apple.

    • PoisonApple31

      You just ate up that Samsung marketing didn’t you little one?

  • James Green

    I use osx and I have an android phone (note 3). If I wanted Ios7 i would have bought an iphone. This mashup of osx is sickening, and no where near as well done as windows 8.

  • That1Guy

    I guess Apple doesn’t want potential customers to see their live stream. Are they morons?

    • Taurussho14

      It’s on Apple.com

      • That1Guy

        Only if you have an Apple device.

  • T4rd

    Can’t wait to see what new features Samsung is getting from this! =p

  • Thomas

    Somebody get Rob a napkin to clean himself up ;)

  • http://gplus.to/bdbplatano M. Puente

    First sentence: “…to make the world a better place..” automatically thought of Silicon Valley lol

  • Jason Kahn

    I usually avoid the interwebs for the first several weeks after any kind of new tech announcement, to avoid the hyper beasting. This will be my final post and or view of this particular page

  • http://thatgeekdad.blogspot.com/ Rob Delaney

    Kuddos to you Kellen and the guys at Droid life. While this is a fundamentalist hardcore Android site, as a technology enthusiast and journalist, it’s always a great idea to always see what is going on in and around the world of tech. Speficifally, mobile tech for you guys.

  • Jack Keating

    Apple news on an Android site!? Ewww, gross *Commits Seppuku!*

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Although i do own several iphones and ipads, i dont use them all the time. I probably would if Google’s cloud and services worked the same way.
    Which kind of solves it up. I follow Google because of their approach and what they are interested in. Apple isn’t really that exciting, but makes damn good hardware with smooth software.
    Ios doesn’t allow you to manage files or download anything,so it don’t feel all too smart. It doesn’t let me display information how i see fit. And i can’t hink of another difference they’d have to solve for to use them more. But i’ll buy the beta ios 8 and see if i can love it.

    when i realized i couldn’t leave google: http://www.cnet.com/news/at-google-io-larry-page-preaches-a-tech-fantasia/

  • Ryan N

    YOU FORGOT…

    REVOLUTIONARY!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    SEO SEO SEO…….. ;-)

  • sagisarius

    And this is why I love this site. You guys really try and broadly cover and understand what’s going on in mobile, even though the focus is android!

  • Kingsmob77

    Look at the top of the Apple logo in the header of the article. If you look closely and use your imagination, you can see a fine metaphor for what Apple does to consumers daily.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    I can’t believe Apple only allows you to live stream if you are running Safari on OS X or iOS.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      not even apple.com? i’m on a macbook but i feel like i’ve watched it on chrome.

      • Dominic Powell

        last time i tried it didn’t work on chrome… had to open in safari.

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        This is from the Apple site: “Live streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS 4.2 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.”

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Apple is such a POS for that lol. I only remember that i have an Apple TV around this time of the year.

    • HarvesterX

      Use a browser such as this one (seriously awesome) and google search for the latest safari user agent and add it to the list and switch to it.

      Alternatively it rooted you can change Chrome’s as well.

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.ddo.pigsty.HaiibitBrowser

    • michael arazan

      you can download a hacked version of Flash for ios, and use firefox. that’s what I did for an early model of os x from 2008 macbook pro

    • Droid Ronin

      Why can’t they just put it on YouTube like everybody else?

      • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

        Google own YouTube!

  • Joe Manzana

    I had an iphone for the first 3 years, then android for a few years and now I am ready to switch back to apple (if there is a 5.5″ version of iphone 6). Android caught up to ios software, but now hardware is falling back (A7 > 800/801; A8 > 810). Plus I think I finally dislike google even more than apple.

  • Brett Besa

    Every time a new iOS comes around it feels like that episode of South Park “The Simpsons already did it!”. Only The Simpsons is Android.

  • MistaButters

    I actually am curious as to what they do with OS X. I definitely feel Mavericks was better than Lion & Mountain Lion. Lion was trash though, so it doesn’t take much to be better than that.

    • Mike Aurin

      This is the only reason I’m watching as well.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Same, but I found Mavericks to be full of lag unless you have an SSD.

      • MistaButters

        Yeah, no doubt. You could tell with Mountain Lion that they were starting to program towards SSDs, and with Mavericks they full on made that jump. I happened to upgrade to an SSD and did a fresh install a couple months ago though. I always remember how fast Snow Leopard booted with an HDD. It was impressive.

        • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

          That’s the thing, I upgraded my MBP with an SSD and it flies, but all of our work machines are brand new MBP’s with a standard HDD, so they crawl and freeze quite often.

          • MistaButters

            That is terrible. It will be interesting if Apple addresses it. I wouldn’t hold my breath though. :/

  • patt

    Apple on Droid-Life? now don’t take it the wrong way but I like it :)

    • Gato Mafioso

      Only person who may like it more than you is Ron :p

      • Rodeojones000

        The Ron/Apple jokes are not funny. Never were. Just stop.

        • mustbepbs

          Actually they are, and they always have been.

          • michael arazan

            Some people don’t get irony and take things too seriously it seems.

        • K

          Go to imore or some other Apple site then if you prefer Android jokes

  • mustbepbs

    I can’t wait to see what features iOS 8 “innovates” from Android.

    • Kingsmob77

      I was under the impression the world stopped buying the innovation lie after Jobs “turned heaven a profit”.

      • michael arazan

        It wasn’t “Heaven” that’s for sure.

        • Kingsmob77

          It was a quote from this video. http://youtu.be/njos57IJf-0

          If you haven’t seen it, you must make up for lost time.

          • JoshGroff

            Oh my god yes, my favorite one too.

          • Kingsmob77

            I love this bit:

            Steve: All the people with the power to create use apple
            Bill: And people with jobs use PC

          • JoshGroff

            My favorite is Hal9000’s I’m sorry, I can’t let you do that Bill. Take a look at your history, everything you’ve built leads up to me.

  • Zach B.

    THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING. AGAIN.

    • Shane Redman

      Squirt a little, or you can squirt a lot…

  • Shane Redman

    EGADS! I’M SO RIVETED!……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Bryan Mills
    • Shane Redman

      lmao…who put that dog in that environment

    • LiterofCola

      This actually had me lol’ing at work. Kudos.

    • Maxim∑

      You misspelled Samsung

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        You’re in the wrong article.

      • Bryan Mills

        Smapple

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      lmao. not sure why I find this so funny.

    • EP_2012

      much float
      very light
      so dizzy
      wow