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The next iPhone to master "the most revolutionary interface" - your voice, says analyst

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Jason Schwartz, an investor and analyst who has a proven track record of predicting things happening in the Apple universe, has released some pretty bold claims about the next iPhone and iOS 5. He says that the phone will sport "the most revolutionary interface in the history of technology", courtesy of the deep voice-recognition integration used, called Assistant.

The guy is also an Apple investor, so he is talking things up, but after the Siri acquisition last year, and with iOS 5 speculation is rising about embedded voice-recognition capabilities that go well beyond the Voice Control function that has been on iPhones since 3GS.

Rumors are that the eventual bump to 1GB of RAM has come precisely to accommodate flawless voice recognition on the iPhone 5, coupled with the A5 chipset. This means that we might not see the voice-guided interface blessings on older iPhone models due to hardware limitations. 

We will see on Tuesday if this analysis will hold water, but Jason Schwartz rightfully points out that the title of the event might not be "Let's talk iPhone" by accident. It will also be pretty interesting to observe if Apple will do something extraordinary with voice recognition in iOS 5 on the fifth iPhone generation that doesn't already exist on Android, Symbian or Windows Phone in one form or another. We know how Facetime was touted, so the idea that Apple has found a non-embarrassing way to whisper to your phone in the crowded metro instead of using the touchscreen, for example, gets filed in the "believe it when seen" folder.

The promises are for natural speech interpretation to the extent where you can quickly mumble “send a text to Mark saying I’ll be running late to lunch!” and keep on running for the bus, so we can't wait for Tuesday to see if and how the rumored Assistant will size up to other voice-recognition solutions.

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posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:40 7

1. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


this is obv the big news for the new iphone (i think).

very excited for tuesday!!!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:07 5

31. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Ayer says he's excited for a phone release and gets thumbed down. Apple article full of pathetic trolls as usual.

Apple will have the last laugh

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:50

43. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


sooo true sir

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 19:38

79. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


To be honest with you guys, I've NEVER been a fan of voice recognition. I always make fun of my friends by yelling or making a sound when they try and use it...

The only benefit I can see is, "CALL JOHN CELL" while using a hands free when driving... Which iPhone already has. Other than that... Meh.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:49 4

41. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


The HEADLINE should say "Apple trying to be like Android, AGAIN". Everything Apple is doing is what Android has already done or accomplished. LOL!!!! Android should sue Apple for mind reading. LOL!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 13:59 3

53. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Sometimes true, and when true, Apple's version is usually more mature and polished.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 14:01 2

54. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Android only registers basic voice commands and some speech to text. Stuff that was accomplished way before Android. If the rumors hold true about Apple's system, it's going to blow away your Android out of the water.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 16:05 3

74. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


O really because my phone can do full sentences. for the past 1 and a half years

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 17:08 1

76. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Like yes and no?

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:49

42. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


hope those rumers about a gester area incorperate with the home button so i can launch the voice-recognition software frome anywhere like cough cough((((((((android can}}}}}}}}}. It was one of my or is the favorite feature about android. So helpfull!!!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 15:53 4

72. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Wow, Apple! Welcome to 2009!

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 03:41

85. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Umm

iOS 4 HAS voice recognition. And it works quite well. I am not talking of course about the standard Voice Control - but rather the Voice Activator - a very useful Cydia tweak if your primary language is English. You can program voice commands to do a lot of stuff. And it sure as hell doesn't require better hardware.

Oh wait - could this new "Voice Assistant" thing - which of course will be exclusive to the new iPhone - be just another RIP-OFF of another Cydia tweak? LOL.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 08:25

86. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


which would be a rip off fo a now long standing android feature? :) ive been using voice phone navigation for a while now. :) on android u control everything in the phone by voice if you like. Now with ICS having facial recognition supposedly, i dont see how iOS getting voice is "revolutionary".. just more android rip offs playing catch up. iOS6 will have face recognition and they will have "invented it" then :)

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:47 4

2. Applerocks (unregistered)


Can't wait for iOS 5!!!!!!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:54 5

3. bobnnate (Posts: 25; Member since: 28 Aug 2011)


hmmm didnt android have tht first? oh yeah thts right they did.just like the task bar

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:52 1

44. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


its weird i didnt know what a troll was untill recently. Know i understand

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:57 3

4. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Voice recognition software will always carry the same problem no matter how good or what device it is on.....the user. I have listened to some people up close and still can't understand what their saying, and what about accents. While I do use mine on (very) limited basis, it is a cool tool to have welcome to the party ifans, too bad it's time everyone else is heading home....LOL

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:57 3

5. mango (unregistered)


My windows phone 7.5 (Mango) already does this. I've got completely hands free texting and many other voice commands. I don't mumble so there isn't a problem.

My browser has beat every iPhone 4 that I've raced in my office. The look on their faces was priceless. All they could say was, "I need to go update my software and then I'll be back.". That of course made me chuckle. I'm 6-0 in this.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:01

7. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I'm assuming for scientific purposes that you and the other 6 people in your office all are on the same network, otherwise maybe it's not the browser but the signal strength.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:04

9. mango (unregistered)


Same WiFi

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:18

16. ohhhhhhhhhhh (unregistered)


he told you! Wi-Fi

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:59

45. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


i also like windows phone but really has nothing to do with this comment section. It is weird though because internet explorer mobile has always been in the past one of the slowest browsers.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:00 6

6. SoyCider (Posts: 18; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


"the most revolutionary interface in the history of technology" hmm...

lets see...

"Samsung Unveils SGH-E620 Bluetooth Voice Recognition Phone"
By Allen Tsai | Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:11 am
-A 'speaker independent voice recognition' technology has been adopted to SGH-E620 so that voice recognition won't be limited to the voice type. The SGH-E620 supports 5 languages, namely English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.
http://www.mobiledia.com/news/31329.html

"Samsung Introduces Speech Recognition on Mobile Phone"
Published: Jun 20, 2007
-This is the first time that consumers can dictate messages directly into the mobile phone according to Peter Skarzynski, vice-president of Samsung.
http://www.axistive.com/samsung-introduces-speech-recognition-on-mobile-phone.html

"Just speak it: introducing Voice Actions for Android"
Thursday, August 12, 2010 | 10:26 AM
-Call businesses and contacts, send texts and email, listen to music, browse the web, and complete common tasks, all just by speaking into your phone.
http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010/08/just-speak-it-introducing-voice-actions.html

ijs

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:02 1

8. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


@soycider
INNOVATIVE APPLE......LMFAO

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:12

11. David G (unregistered)


Well, there were phones prior to the iPhone correct? We all know what they looked like and what the user experience was. The same is true here - the technology was developed long time ago, but more important is the implementation ...

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:25 2

12. SoyCider (Posts: 18; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


they did implement in 2005 on SGH-E620.

and then this might interest you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OFJegbB3Gg
with Galaxy S
Uploaded by Dailyapper on Jul 26, 2010

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:42

23. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Good comment David but fandroids don't understand logic.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:35

19. justjk (unregistered)


The LAST cell phone out today to currently get the newest version of android...SAMSUNG...
The First of 73 new phones, all uping each other by one thing or another, all coming out, NEXT WEEK, Them The Week after that...... then the week after that.... and so on... and so on... SAMSUNG!!
The First Company to bring you a NEWER, Better Android, Well those that will buy a new handset every other week....SAMSUNG!!!!
The first Company fans who will DEFEND thir current offerings to the death, then Bitch, Moan, AND Gripe because thir device is being OVERLOOKED... SAMSUNG!!!!

ENJOY!!!!!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 13:06

47. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


my iphone has voice reckognition right now but it just sucks and is limited. From what i read its really hard to come up a with good reliably voice-recognition. Takes time and money. Apple just didnt really seem to think it was as important i guess untill android came out and saw how well it workrd and how usefull it is.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:11 2

10. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the biggest announcement in history!! thats already on every other platform!!

this is going to be as game changing as when iOS invented MMS!! lololol

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:37 1

13. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


We will have to wait and see. I'm thinking that Apple's implementation is actually 'voice recognition' in that the device recognizes 'your' voice only; not just a voice command from 'anyone' who uses your phone.

Anyway, only a few more days......

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:00 1

14. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Apple is" changing the game" once again cant wait ..

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:05 2

15. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Apple is nothing more than a bunch of 'copycats' copying voice recognition software on their OS

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:43 1

24. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Loser troll

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:19 2

17. tbacba (Posts: 58; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yeah baby, iPhone's gonna party like it's 1999!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:42

22. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


You play Gears of War I see? lol

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:22 2

18. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well it seems that the trolls are in a meeting in an Apple article because the Androids articles are boring... thats why they hung around here.. I will close the door trolls... there are drinks on the fridge..enjoy..

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:37

20. justjk (unregistered)


LOOK UP!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:42 1

21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Troll away guys cause once the iPhone launches you will all be crying.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 20:10

82. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if you laugh too hard your eyes do water.. that must be the crying your referring to. lol

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:48 1

25. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I'm actually thinking that this voice recognition might learn from your speaking to it. But in a much better way than the programs like Dragon. It'll prolly have you read a paragraph just to get the phone acquainted with how your dialect is and it'll learn from there. I don't think Apple would tout it so highly if it wasn't truly groundbreaking. They know, better than any of you or myself, what's been done already in the VR area with mobile devices. So let's see what it is first before we nail it to the wall ;)

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:49 1

26. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


A fair and reasonable comment

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:22

37. cc (unregistered)


Android already does that but you don't have to read a paragraph it stores the recordings of each voice action (if you want) and learns off that... as of now I think mine is up to around 300-400 recordings that it uses to better recognize my voice instead of people around me.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:58 2

27. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Android Feature since inception on the Motorola Droid Oct 2009--- Google Search, Speak now--Hello.....This is what the new iphone5 major feature will be....(Search)

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:01 1

28. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Thumbed yourself up makes you more dumb. Keep telling yourself that all Apple iscdoing is copying. If it in fact announces voice commands it will be much better than anything android has.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:02 3

29. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


TACO? do you have a job--you are on this site 24/7?

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:04 2

30. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


I can't believe that a simple function as Search is the platform that Apple is standing on now to launch the iphone4S

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:10 1

32. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Where did you dumb fandroid mind decide that it's a search function? Just cause that's all android does doesn't mean other companies can't make good functional voice operating systems.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:17

34. cc (unregistered)


Yeah, because when I tell my phone "send text to xxx... What time are you getting off work tonight? I want to go to dinner! :)"

and it sends a text message saying EXACTLY what I said (including punctuation)

That's definitely a search function. For sure.

Also, "navigate to Five Guys in XXX, Connecticut" is also most certainly a search function.

Good one taco. Do yourself (and the rest of PhoneArena) a favor and just shut the f**k up for awhile.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:22 1

36. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


And it works 1 of 10 attempts which is actually good for google's buggy beta sw

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:23 5

38. cc (unregistered)


Actually, I never have a problem with it... You must have a d**k in your mouth when you're trying.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:17 3

33. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Of coarse Jason Schwartz would say some s**t like this. He is an apple investor he has to make isheep believe everything the next iphone features will be revolutionary... Its all marketing

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:18 3

35. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


enough said

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:26 4

39. Smart (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


Well if we go back to the time when Apple launched Iphone 4 and facetime with it people didnt approve of apple's claims anywhere close to ground breaking.But considering the fact that apple keeps everything selective and exclusive(like itunes and facetime with iphone only) I guess most mobile company beat apple down in any tech area.
The pointers in apple's court are its extra smooth touch screens and a UI that appeals to few but if one starts comparing features it will be a no brainer.As a matter of fact I doubt if anyone buys apple iphone for features its the exclusive club they vie for when they shell out the bucks.Apple as a brand sells, not the iphone as a phone.
But I see that in every comments section people vehemently pick sides.
Come on guys those who support Android and its devices are well aware of the fact their devices are way better in specs than any iphone.So they should care less if any iphone shows up.As a matter of fact they should hope that Apple can actually release some new and cool features so that the scope of innovation keeps growing.
And for iphone fans you people should keep your exclusivity to yourself.You own an elegant device which actually is an icon of today's time.Even when it fails to cheer anyone with good specs yet it manages to turn heads in every corner of the world.So keep your comments clean and have a healthy discussion guys.
A lot can be improved in both the platforms and I seriously hope apple is actually coming up with something good this time unlike the facetime.
Hope apple fans and android fans will understand.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 13:29

48. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You tried to appear unbiased, but still took jabs at Apple. Saying iOS appeals to "few" and it doesn't sell as a phone, but a brand is ignorant. iPhone is the best selling phone in the world so obviously appeals to more than few. Also to say it doesn't stand on it's own as a phone is ignorant at best and most likely trolling.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 13:57

52. cc (unregistered)


Dude. I love how you always bring up that iPhone is the "best selling phone in the world".

If Ford only sold one car they would sell more of that one car than any other company... but people like OPTIONS. You are comparing Apples to oranges (get it? ;P)

BTW thanks for being on here so much today, slow day at work for me and I love pointing out your bulls**t!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 14:17

59. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I love how people bring Ford he makes cars.. not phones... drop it please.. that is old...to this website... Apple and Android are different why do fandroid keep thinking that Apple must appeal to Android... Apple concentrates on one phone a year to sell millions... Android rather saturate the market with different options... nothing worng with that... either... one has the market share the other has the sales.... is like the ying and yang...

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 14:28

61. cc (unregistered)


Exactly why I pointed out that by using the logic that the iPhone is the "best selling phone in the world" when comparing to Android is like comparing Apples to oranges...

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 14:35

64. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


how about this for reading pleasure
http://www.ixibo.com/2010/05/the-five-highest-selling-phones-of-2010/
I think it's interesting

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 14:48

68. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Hm...not sure why you posted this link. It's from May 2010. Is there a May 2011 version that's more relevant? Also, they don't point out what the phones actually are, they just say Nokia was highest. Why did you find this interesting?

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