AAPL Stock: 117.81 ( -0.22 )

Printed from

Report: Nuance speech-to-text now in testing in iOS 5

updated 10:40 pm EDT, Fri September 2, 2011

May not appear with initial iOS 5 release

Apple is testing its system-wide integration of Nuance speech-to-text technology in iOS 5, says 9to5Mac, citing unnamed Apple employees. Leaked and obscured pictures show a microphone icon next to the spacebar and the technology in use with the Messages app. Although the feature is in what was described as "early beta testing," there's no assurance that the feature will appear in the initial release of of iOS, which is expected to be released sometime this fall.

Apple's licensing of Nuance technology will be used to augment the company's purchase of Siri voice-command technology into a system-wide "iOS Assistant" that will allow users to use voice commands and dictation system-wide, beyond iOS's current ability to use voice commands to make calls. Apple purchased Siri outright in April of last year. [via 9to5]

by MacNN Staff




Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented