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Here are the features that iPhone fans would love to see Apple steal from Android

Published Nov 13th, 2014 10:15AM EST
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The great thing about the fierce rivalry between iOS and Android is that both platforms learn things from each other. For instance, Google has learned a lot about good overall design from Apple, while Apple has learned the value in opening up some parts of iOS — most recently its keyboard functionality — to third-party modifications.

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With this in mind, we found a recent discussion that popped up on Reddit’s Apple page quite interesting since it involved iPhone fans confessing the features that they’d most like to see Apple take from Android with the release of iOS 9 next year. Below, we’ve listed the most popular options based on the number of up votes they’ve received in the thread so far.

  • Being able to change your default apps. This means Apple would let you set Firefox instead of Safari as your default browser, for instance, or to let you set Google Maps as your default mapping application.
  • A discrete little notification LED at the top of the phone. Users would also accept a notification light that lights up around the Touch ID button as well.
  • Capacity for bigger batteries. Apple has always been about lightness and thinness and has still managed to deliver strong battery life on its devices thanks to how efficiently iOS runs. Nonetheless, it looks like some iPhone users still want more.
  • Waterproof phones. This isn’t something that’s unique to Android per se but is more something that Apple fans want to see taken from Android hardware manufacturers.

To read about more features that iPhone fans want Apple to take from Android, check out the whole thread by clicking the source link below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.