Apple is reportedly working on new advancements that could, if implemented into future iOS upgrades, dramatically increase the sophistication of functionalities provided by the iPhone's calendar alerts and other notifications. Based on a patent application unearthed by our friends at Apple Insider, there's reason to get excited about "dynamic, GPS-enabled calendar alerts" in the near future.
The patent application in question is dubbed "Dynamic Alerts for Calendar Events." Based on the filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office, the patent describes a system capable of delivering to iPhone users an alert based on their current GPS-determined location.
Using GPS and a user's calendar events, the system could determine how long it will take for the person to travel to their scheduled event. The iPhone software could then alert the user accordingly, allowing ample time to travel and meet the scheduled deadline.
Although the new functionalities sound both exciting and imminent, there's no reason to believe that Apple will actually roll out any of these new features any time soon - and certainly not at next week's WWDC.
Source: Apple Insider