Brokerage firm says to expect voice recognition in iOS 5
Telling his clients that Apple is known for including "cryptic" clues in its invitations sent out before a major announcement, Munster theorizes that the use of the phrase "Let's Talk iPhone", used by Apple as a tagline for its latest invite, indicates that voice recognition will be on the new iOS 5 operating system which will be used by the new version of the phone. On the other hand, Munster acknowledges that the tagline could just be a play on words. Despite speculation that voice recognition would be included in iOS 5,no such feature was shown off by the Cupertino-based firm at its World Wide Developer's Conference.
Apple's acquisition of Siri in April 2010 gave the iPhone manufacturer voice recognition functionality. Siri's personal assistant app for the Apple iPhone allows users to say commands and have the phone respond appropriately. Since then, a partnership with Nuance Communications has led some to believe that while the feature wasn't ready for prime time at WWDC, it is ready now for the Apple iPhone 5.
Munster expects Apple to introduce next week a new Apple iPhone 5 with a $199/$299 subsidized price tag, and a previous generation model like the Apple iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S that will go for $99 subsidized. He expects heavy demand from Verizon customers, 74% of which said in a Piper Jaffray survey in August that they are waiting for the next model of the device instead of purchasing the iPhone 4. As a result, he expects that more than the originally estimated 4.4 million units will be sold at Verizon for the December quarter. And he feels that his estimate that overall 25 million Apple iPhone units will be sold in that quarter, will prove to be too conservative.
1. Yay (unregistered)
Voice recognition!!!!! What will they think of next???????
68. andro. (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
a phone which can recognize your voice,wow this changes everything again again again and maybe not again!
77. pongkie (Posts: 508; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
@ yay: it will cook you breakfast every morning and make you sandwich every night
2. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
wow! voice recognition! that's awesome!
oh wait... didn't android already have that?
*everyday i'm trolling* :P
10. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
android has it. it works about 5% of the time.
12. BarneyDroid (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
Well if you have a stuttering problem then sure it will only work 5% of the time... What do you expect from android!?
14. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
i think you left the 9 before the 5%.
i don't know,maybe you have a funny accent or a stuttering problem, but it works for us normal people :D
16. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
it is the single lagiest, least functional thing on my droid x. and thats really saying something.
18. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
like i said, you got a stuttering problem?
hell, my SGS II does it flawlessly :P
i assume you have no problem with android, but want to be considered 'cool' and want an iPhony?
26. bucky (Posts: 1699; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
my sgs2 doesnt do it well at all. And the iphone had it in ios four
32. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
dude, do you have a defect? SGSII has no problem, and it lasts longer than 1 day. granted i have an external battery, but still
39. whynot? (unregistered)
You want to, or do have "relations" with the little green robot, don't you?, C'Mon!! You HAVE to!! You talk about the SGS2 as if it is amazing!!! Can NOT wait for a couple of months to go buy and see your comments about the NEW phone you just bought!! Android is NOT the KNOW all End all. ( Yes I use an android phone.,) Calm Down.
41. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
Its work 2/3 times an thats good watch you not going to be able to hold phone when you do it :P
52. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
Mine works lovely all you have to do is the initial voice recognition properly and set the speed recognition right for your speech pattern (very easy to do) and voila.
80. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)
I have to agree with ayephoner. I troubleshoot androids all day.....in fact come to think of it, 98% of the calls i get all day are anroid users with issues...hmm. let's factor that one in. Anyways back to the main topic, android voice recognition is like a dirty hooker, it only works if you slap it around a little bit. Oh and factory reset it....i forgot that one in there but it really wouldn't fit with the hooker scenario.
3. BarneyDroid (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
Already been done. The Original Droid in 2009 had it.
44. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
Feature phones had it years before any smartphone had it. Suck on that, bitch.
8. BarneyDroid (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
No, but on Apple defense this is INNOVATIVE! hahaha
5. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Oh man that's ridiculous. Android invented voice recognition and no one else can add features to their phone. Android is first at everything AND has more market share.
I foresee about 80 troll comments here.
13. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
*sigh* didn't apple said no one should add multi-touch by applying for a patent and trademark for it?
lol don't hate the player, hate the game that apple started
19. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
No Apple has certain gestures that they were the first to use and patented. That's innovation. Adding voice recognition, which has been around forever, is not innovation. Apple doesn't have a patent on multitouch but the gestures.
22. BarneyDroid (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
Apple was trying to patent the term "multi-touch" not "gestures" or a specific type of user interaction on the screen... "First to use" maybe. Did Henry Ford try to patent the steering wheel?
30. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
You're fandroid memory only lasts a day. Apple owns patents on certain gestures. What they lost today was to patent the term multitouch.
And yes if they came up with the way to interact with a smartphone they should profit from it.
66. AppleFUD (unregistered)
yeah, cause no one ever used any gestures on any type of device before . . . oh wait, yeah I guess Logitech and a few other mouse-pad producers had a few. . . apple took the obvious and applied it to the iphone and then got a patent--no we never locked in vertical or horizontal scrolling in a web browser before the iphone.
It amazes me, every time you say something about apple it's always, "they did it first." You really must be the most clueless tech enthusiast on the planet or just retarded not to be able to see where there ideas came from.
Spend a little time and read about the 30+ years of multi-touch and you might just realize that every gesture has been done. . . no one but apple is clueless enough to think that every "multi-touch gesture" ought to be patented, as others know there is prior art and natural behavior. . . but apple is now a patent troll.
And to end it all, how sad is it that apple's "big patents" for the iphone are gestures. yeah, they really patented all that tech they invented/innovated.
67. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Okay so who was using pinch to zoom gestures before Apple?
73. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
This is the part where taco says, "well played sir!"
72. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
gestures? like what? pinch to zoom? sorry, apple didn't invent that, Jeff Han invented that and he probably got the idea from Minority Report.
For Apple to even apply for a patent for that tells you how devious they are!
79. MetalPhoenix79 (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 May 2011)
So is a home button innovation? I only ask because Apple has a law suit over that.
6. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
I like the last sentence
"And he feels that his estimate that overall, 25 million Apple iPhone units will be sold in that quarter, will prove to be too conservative."
75. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Look at Munster's estimates in the past, he's always over estimated by 2-3x, he's pumping a company that his firm has thousands if not millions of shares in. What else did you expect from this idiot analyst's mouth?
7. drodriguezsd (Posts: 35; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)
Android does have it. iPhone will have it. What's your point? If you're not using an iPhone GTFO and stop trolling. Thanks!
9. rwrife (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Sep 2009)
Beause brokerage firms have an inside on Apple Technology!
15. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
to all apple haters- apple is the only one allowed to add new features like voice recognition, when apple does it, it's innovative and they'll act like they invented it. Their fanboys say that apple is innovative, when they take features that were in android before.
enjoy your android 1.6- i mean iOASS 5
17. Appoid (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
How do they consistently offer mediocre tech at the highest bid, thats so old, and most of you are right, they will say this is market breaking\innovative. They need to open up their UI and stop wasting time, No iphone 5 either, the 3S proved they could market the same product and bank on it.
24. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
The 3GS is still the 2nd beat selling phone behind the iPhone 4 in the US.
35. Appoid (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
Yup this is true and with what innovation on the device? What form factor change? Any UI improvements? nope, nope, and nope. Apple makes a highly profitable device but couldnt match the specs of most devices that are presented during the same periods.
37. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
So the question is why do people prefer a two year old phone to the new androids coming out?
40. fagpple (unregistered)
because of the economy. 3GS is cheap right now and new droids are expensive. period.
50. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Please don't play the cheap card when there's a load of free crapdroids with 2 year contract and BOGO'S on high end androids.
47. Appoid (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
LOL indeed, a great question, i think mainly in part that most people have no clue whats really out there, and how tech plays a part in a great experience.
51. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
The thing is a lot of people do know what android offers and still prefer an iPhone. That's what a lot of android fans can't admit to themselves
20. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
oh wow voice recognition and even notifications!!!!! im def. getting me the new iphone! i love to keep up with the latest technology!! i just cant wait..
25. BarneyDroid (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
No, you are going to get it bc everyone else is.
23. gallitoking (Posts: 4700; Member since: 17 May 2011)
@wassup... read the article idiot.. no one is saying that Apple invented it.. ok.. you trying to be funny.. i didnt see anyone laugh or trying to sound smart.. both fails... so since we got your attention... and I understand Android articles are boring.. thats why you troll... is ok dude... you hate Apple soo much thats all you talk about....is ok.. you are special.....
28. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
meh... i'm bored, and my FB account is down for maintenance, so meh :P
36. gallitoking (Posts: 4700; Member since: 17 May 2011)
one question.. your account or all of them...hmm let me check.... hmmmm. ok I will take that excuse.. that you are bored..thank you for the honesty...
27. stealthd (Posts: 1014; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Nuance's voice recognition is supposedly the best. This also doesn't use the internet connection, it uses the phone's actual hardware, not a server, so there shouldn't be as long of a delay (if any). So what's new about this? Just that it should be BETTER than the current competition.
29. gallitoking (Posts: 4700; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Android 2.3.6 update for T-Mobile's Google Nexus S addresses tethering issues and more.............. released 3 hour ago...
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android articles are boring and no one cares thats why we have losts of traffic in the Apple articles..
even more sad.. the few that post in the Android articles.. Apple's name is always mention
34. 87168 (unregistered)
Well maybe people just dont care about a t-mobile related article...