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This is one of the more believable rumors. Still a rumor, but a very detailed one. I would not be surprised if most of the details came true. Here are the parts that are new to me:
• a software feature called Assistant...Apple’s Siri-inspired, system-wide voice navigation system. It so far appears that iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users will be left out in the fun, unfortunately, because the feature requires the A5 CPU and additional RAM...the biggest game changer in this year’s iPhone.
• Another interesting Assistant feature is the ability to create and send an SMS or iMessage with just your voice. For example, you can say “send a text to Mark saying I’ll be running late to lunch!” – and it will send. This is a super compelling feature for people who cannot physically or safely take the time to type out a text message. Users can also choose to have Assistant read back unsent text messages to ensure the system interpreted the speech correctly. If the text is written correctly, the user simply says “yes;” if not the user says “no” and Assistant will ask the user to speak again.
• In addition to Assistant, the new iPhone features Nuance speech-to-text integration, formally called “Dictation,” according to a mobile carrier source familiar with the feature’s extended testing. As expected, the user just taps the microphone icon, speaks, and the speech becomes text. This happens in less than a second in most cases and is unbelievably accurate.
- 09-26-2011, 12:27 PM #9
Wow... Even if it uses the same body as the iPhone 4, I would buy this over and over again... I mean I was really looking forward to a new design, mostly because one-handed use is hampered if I am using my left hand to hold the device (due to the antenna, inability to receive SMS when it is covered), but I am really excited to see even better graphics and much faster performance!
I just hope they do not really use the name "4S"... I find that name so irritating.
The voice integration sounds really amazing. It sounds like the true evolution of voice integration on mobile devices. I am really looking forward to seeing the extent of its capabilities.
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- 09-26-2011, 12:27 PM #10
If this rumor is true, then no LTE and no bigger screen. I know it's Apple, but wondering what the effect this will have on the market for smartphones. I don't see Apple continuing to hold off Android with no LTE or bigger screen.
The dual core A5 processor and added memory will be nice. Not sure how much Assistant will figure in. But I am not excited about this without (1) new design, (2) LTE or (3) no bigger screen.
- 09-26-2011, 12:53 PM #11
Most of us here are 'power users', not general consumers. We are a very small section of the people who actually buy and use these devices. So while we may care about LTE, big screens, a new design, etc... The fact remains that most people do not. Rest assured, Apple will have no issue competing with other manufacturers, just as they have not for the past 4 years. Especially not in the US, where they are about to launch on another major carrier, and possibly other smaller carriers (as recently rumoured).
- 09-26-2011, 01:36 PM #12
No bigger screen would be disappointing. That being said, this Assistant feature sounds pretty cool. I am no fanboy and I have been preparing to be underwhelmed, but something like this feature is intriguing I'll admit. the potential is almost scary....
- 09-26-2011, 04:26 PM #13
I don't understand the hype over the voice assist. This has been on cellphones for yrs and no one actually uses it. You have to be in a quick place with little to know background noise. Yes, this will wow ppl but how usefull will it actually be. Who actually uses the current voice control features?
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This voice control will likely be better than others that you've seen before. That's the main point the article strives to make. It should have unrivalled accuracy and allow you to actually converse with the device for clarification.
I for one think it would be kickass to go for a walk or exercise, and get a text message dictated to me through my headphones, which I could then reply to within seconds by simply holding down my headphone button and saying my response aloud. The system then reads its dictation back to me to ensure that it is sending the correct message, I say "yes", et voila.
This is the kind of functionality I have been waiting for in terms of voice integration.
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- 09-27-2011, 02:27 AM #21iPhone Intermediate
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Its just that i never experience any lag on my iPhone 4 so i don't see the need to pay for a speed increase that isn't necessary. Now i understand that for some people a processor upgrade will be amazing... but the iPhone 4 is already amazing... i'd honestly buy the next iPhone if it had the same internals as the iPhone 4 but with a bigger screen. The new voice software sounds really cool... but i'm not a business man that needs to schedule all the time, and i use google to find facts... so its meh really. A larger display is needed imo... if not this time.. then next time.
I hope the Iphone has a bigger screen as well. I was just looking at the Samsung Charge next to my Iphone 4 and it has a really nice 4.2 in display. It doesn't look too big, If apple can come out with larger screen without affecting the Retina Display that would be awesome. With all the 4g lte phones out I wouldn't be surprised if apple has incorporated this into the new Iphone. I know all the reports about the chips being to big, but if anyone can pull it off apple can.
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