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iOS 5 New Features List: Better Voice Control Needed or Not?

We have some fresh information for those of you looking forward to the next major version of Apple’s mobile software, iOS 5, as it has been reported that the company will be including a major new feature with regards to voice controls.

The news has surfaced from TechCrunch, as they have said that a significant portion of WWDC 2011 will be reserved for introducing a ‘much deeper voice integration’ feature within iOS 5, designed for usage on both the iPhone and iPad.

Interestingly, these new voice control features will be a include both artificial intelligence and ‘assistance’ technology and will be shown to the audience at WWDC 2011 on June 6th. According to this additional report by Apple Insider, the new technology will allow iPhone and iPad owners to perform much deeper voice tasks, such as booking a table at a restaurant, by speaking in normal conversional English into the loudspeaker.

Sounds quite intriguing doesn’t it – what are your thoughts on this prospect? Are you happy that Apple are discovering new features such as this, or would you prefer them to focus on other areas, such as multitasking or the homescreen interface? You may find an old article we wrote useful, as we ran a poll asking for your top feature wishlist for iOS 5.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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