Brokerage firm says to expect voice recognition in iOS 5

Brokerage firm says to expect voice recognition in iOS 5
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is not unknown to our loyal readers. After all, Munster made many prognostications about the Apple iPhone 4 before the model was eventually launched. Now, turning his attention to next week's Apple event, Munster says that the invitation itself is a clue that Apple will offer voice recognition in the upcoming 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.

source: AppleInsider

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80 Comments

1. Yay unregistered

Voice recognition!!!!! What will they think of next???????

59. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

sounds cool

68. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

a phone which can recognize your voice,wow this changes everything again again again and maybe not again!

76. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

Apple, welcome to 2009.

77. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

@ yay: it will cook you breakfast every morning and make you sandwich every night

2. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

wow! voice recognition! that's awesome! oh wait... didn't android already have that? *everyday i'm trolling* :P

10. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

android has it. it works about 5% of the time.

12. BarneyDroid

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 01, 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: Jun 23, 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: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

it is the single lagiest, least functional thing on my droid x. and thats really saying something.

18. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 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: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

my sgs2 doesnt do it well at all. And the iphone had it in ios four

32. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 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: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 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: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 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.

61. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

that's a dam lie

80. NVPMOTHAF

Posts: 78; Member since: Sep 28, 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: Sep 01, 2011

Already been done. The Original Droid in 2009 had it.

44. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Feature phones had it years before any smartphone had it. Suck on that, bitch.

4. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Is Apple has a Patent for this?

8. BarneyDroid

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

No, but on Apple defense this is INNOVATIVE! hahaha

5. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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: Jun 23, 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

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

21. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

like the 3 finger tap to zoom??

22. BarneyDroid

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 01, 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

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Okay so who was using pinch to zoom gestures before Apple?

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