TechCrunch have reported that Apple plans to feature deep integration of voice control in the next version of its mobile operating system. Using voice controls, iOS users will be able to navigate the operating system’s interface using artificial intelligence and assistive technologies.
Last year, through the acquisition of Siri, Apple gained access to groundbreaking technologies so intelligent that, if implemented via iDevices, could make our favorite Apple products like the iPhone vastly “smarter” than any previous model. Siri, after all, has pioneered applications that enable users to deliver voice commands that prompt the app to do the research or other legwork required to complete a particular task.
The rumors come amid increased speculation that Apple plans to delay its next iPhone until the fall. Unlike previous years, Apple is not expected to announce its next phone at its World Wide Developers Conference, taking place in June. The company is, however, expected to give developers their first glimpse of the expanded voice technology.
While many are already speculating the iPhone 5 will debut at the same time as iOS 5 in fall, at this time there is really no concrete evidence to otherwise suggest that Apple will stray from tradition and not release the 5th generation iPhone in June at WWDC.