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September 30, 2011
Is this what Apple’s iPhone 5 speech recognition will be like?
Last May, TechCrunch reported that Apple was talking with Nuance to use its speech recognition tech into the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
Earlier this week, 9to5Mac detailed the new feature, calling it the most important for the new iPhone.
According to 9to5Mac, users will hold down the home button to launch the feature, which can allow users to make calendar appointments simply via voice, or leave reminders for themselves or even get directions. You can also text by only using voice and in some instances, the system will speak back to you. When texting a friend, it will ask what number to use, for example.
Think of it as talking to your iPhone almost as if you’re talking to Bob, your buddy from Chicago. The feature also reportedly has Wolfram Alpha baked in, so you can ask for facts or information. No more going to calculator to add up how much money you’re about to spend at Target.
Today, Macrumors commissioned a video (above) of the assistant, based on current rumors out there, and it puts together a pretty powerful look at what could be announced next week.