iOS 5 May Sport Big Time Voice Control

| Rumor

Apple is apparently hard at work on turning the iPhone into a voice controlled device with the launch of iOS 5, expected some time later in 2011. The company is said to be using technology it gained last year’s Siri purchase.

Siri was a popular app for the iPhone that let users perform tasks by speaking to their device with regular sentences.

iPhone voice control? Maybe.iOS 5 may bring voice control to the iPhone

Developers will get their first taste of iOS 5’s voice control features at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference starting on June 6, according to TechCrunch sources. Apple plans to weave voice control deep into the iPhone’s interface, and may give third-party developers access to the feature, too.

Users hoping to get their hands on a new iPhone 5 shortly after WWDC, however, may be in for a disappointment. Rumors are circulating that Apple won’t be releasing a new iPhone model in the late June to early July window it has historically targeted and instead will release the next model in early 2012.

Apple’s annual WWDC event is scheduled to run from June 6 through June 10 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. The company’s promotional materials make it clear attendees will get to see what’s in store for iOS as well as Mac OS X this year.

Apple doesn’t comment on rumor or speculation, so don’t expect to see the company confirm or deny its iOS and iPhone plans for now.

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Comments

Bay Area Ca Male

If Apple does not release an iPhone on schedule I will be dismissing them as my device provider. I am getting a little fed up with Apple thinking they can do what ever they want and treat us like the step child! Once per year per update is SLOW ENOUGH!!!! Let them get worse instead of better and I will be leaving the smartphone arena altogether!

derrick

I can’t wait till 2012 for a new iPhone my 3GS wont last that long, volume button is already broken!!

LUke

How spoiled and entitled are you that you can’t wait till 2012 for the iphone 5? You arent happy with the already incredible iphone 4… apple has no obligation to provide regular refreshes. THey should take as long as they need to get it right.

cmfox1970

If Apple does not release an iPhone on schedule I will be dismissing them as my device provider. I am getting a little fed up with Apple thinking they can do what ever they want and treat us like the step child! Once per year per update is SLOW ENOUGH!!!! Let them get worse instead of better and I will be leaving the smartphone arena altogether!

If Apple focused only on releasing on schedule rather than when a product is truly ready they would end up just like Microsoft spewing c**p out so they can say they released it on time.  As for the once per year update, let’s be realistic here. Most of us using an iPhone are in a two-year commitment and wouldn’t be able to take advantage of a faster cycle without dropping some serious change on a new model.

And if you’re feeling like Apple is treating you like the stepchild then maybe you should head on over to Google and use an Android phone.  Good luck on getting the most recent updates to the software, though. Same goes for Windows Phone 7 (or whatever the stupid name is (seriously, they couldn’t come up with something better?))

Todd

I’m not at all keen on voice control.  It will just mean more annoying chatter then there already is.  Touch control is silent.

OldMorris

Personally I agree with my impatient cohorts. My iPhone 3GS’s sleep button ripped off. I demand an update iPhone for no later than June. Anything else is refudiated.*

*Special thanks to Sarah Shakespeare Palin

ZUKA

Looks like apple is chasing android’s coattails again. Android’s voice control is already phenomenal, I can write emails, texts, & access various functions (maps, navigation, internet) on my android using voice already (didn’t have to download an app for it - it’s built in). I also don’t have to wait around for the next big android to come out. I already have a dual-core processor, 1 gb of ram, fingerprint sensor, flash support, bigger screen, etc. on my phone.

rook

This seems like another area where Android is winning…  part of the fun of cell phones has always been chasing the latest and greatest phone.  New android powered devices come out weekly and just keep getting better and better, and now we’re waiting more than a year for the iphone?  I’ve used both, and without a doubt, android currently has the advantage, regardless of how much apple fans rationalize. 

As for voice control, I agree that this just means even more annoying chatter.  Seems pointless other than when driving. Most of what I do on a phone I want to be silent.

OldMorris

Looks like apple is chasing android?s coattails

Um, android’s a robot = no coattails

somehow i think apple’s implementation will leapfrog android’s

rook

I don’t disagree that apple will implement a better version than android, but look how the tide has turned?  A few short years ago, android was just trying to get in apple’s shadow, and now they’re starting to lead with features only to have apple follow up with a more refined version. The latest release of android have felt way less beta than the old versions, but not quite as refined as iOS.  Its only a matter of time…

OldMorris

What bugs me is all the manufacturers holding back the brainwave control technology. Saving it for 2012 or something. We get updates in dribs and drabs when they are perfectly capable to deliver a big bang. I guess the mfs just gotta milk the hoards.

Lee Dronick

What bugs me is all the manufacturers holding back the brainwave control technolog

The problem is getting the waves through the aluminum foil hat.

Dean Lewis

You guys and your brainwaves. I want to know when the truly important stuff will be included in iOS, like curing my erectile dysfunction. And my flying car. Where the hell is my flying car?

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