OK, by now I think we all agree that iOS notifications need a major revision. The question is how to implement it. There have been lots of suggestions and implementations, however after going through all of them, I have to say that nothing beats Android's notifications. If I had to pick one defining, key feature of Android I'd say pull down status bar menu(Another being the Widgets). It's simply the best way to implement notifications. The recent suggestion/mock up was notifications being implemented next to Spotlight search. This is a terrible idea IMO, it does not cut out the "middleman" i.e. Homescreen. You have to push the "Home" button, then you have to swipe a few page to access notifications... too slow, too much work. Notifications are a "glancing" info, you want to quickly glance over them and decide what to do. They should be instantly accessible and available. And that's why Android notifications are brilliant. The statusbar is visible in almost all applications that means notifications through a pull down menu are instantly accessible and can be quickly glanced over, it also cuts out the middleman Homescreen, you can just go from an app to app from the notifications menu. Imagine this scenario: You're driving and using a GPS app, you get a text message, you come to a stop light, you quickly pull down the status bar menu while being still being in the GPS app without having to go to homescreen, quickly read the message and pull it up. Or if you're feeling adventurous you can tap on the message in the notification menu and directly switch to the Messaging app without having to go to the Homescreen. There was also another suggestion to implementation of notifications and put them with the task switcher. Bad idea, you're going to wear out the Home button constantly having to check notifications by double tapping it. In fact I'd suggest implementing task switcher INTO the pull down notifications menu. Throw in SBSettings like toggles and music controls into it too and it's perfect! So, the question is, will Apple admit that Android's implementation is the proper one and do the same, or will they still try to do their own thing? Which I highly doubt will be better? Pride vs Customers... Apple decides.