Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Oct 2011 19:03 UTC
Apple I'm down with the flu at the moment, so I wasn't really looking forward to doing a detailed write-up of all the awesome stuff Apple was going to show off today. So, Tim Cook, thanks for talking about nothing for almost two hours straight. The only mildly interesting thing is a slightly specbumped iPhone 4, dubbed the iPhone 4S, which has a faster processor and graphics chip, better camera, and a few other improvements here and there to bring it in line with Android phones launched earlier this year. Sadly, Apple insists on the teeny tiny 3.5" screen, which is too small even for my girly fingers (I'm not kidding, I have to buy gloves in women's clothing stores). For the rest, it was a long rundown of iOS5 features we already knew, and improvements to voice recognition - which is something WP7, Android, and every other self-respecting mobile operating system does already anyway. They do claim it will sport a more natural feel to it, but only time will tell how well it'll work outside of pre-recorded and widely tested on-stage demos.
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RE: Voice recognition
by darknexus on Wed 5th Oct 2011 21:55 UTC in reply to "Voice recognition"
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I'm happy for all the visually impaired people who will get better voice command, because they can't avoid it

Um, what? I don't think you know the first thing about how we access these devices. I, for one, don't touch and can't stand doing things by voice command. It's Voiceover in the case of iOS (for Android there are several options) that we need, and that has as much to do with voice recognition as Apple does to fair competition. It's voice *output* that we need, not recognition. Please do your research before you start talking about this subject; there's already enough misinformation of this kind out there as it is.

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