iOS 5 Speech-To-Text Feature Revealed

News | Sunday August 7 2011 7:36 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , ,

, before it was unveiled at 
Couple of weeks back, folks at
had published a screenshot from an Apple iPhone test unit, which indicates that the feature will be called 
. They have published another screenshot from iOS 5 with a microphone in the standard keyboard.
As you can see, it is quite simple. Just click the microphone icon next to the space key and start talking. Once the key is clicked, a new microphone overlay will appear as long as you are talking. After that, the text will appear in the text field as you can see in the screenshot above.
Apple ‘s certainly aware that individuals comb through every new developer beta looking for hints of upcoming features. In this instance, they’ve obfuscated the names of various pieces of the interface. For example, calling the microphone button “forward delete key” and the keyboard pretends to be a “Dvorak” keyboard. The move is a reflection of the increased scrutiny of Apple ‘s moves but also the relative significance of this feature that Apple has gone out of its way to hide. 
Back in June, we saw couple of screenshots, which
 that was released to developers.
The screenshot confirm that Apple is definitely working on integrating Nuance speech recognition technology in iOS. We hope that Apple introduces it at the
launch later this fall.
Are you excited about the possibility of Nuance’s speech recognition technology deeply integrated in iOS 5? Let us know in the comments.

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