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 Straho on Wed 5th Oct 2011 07:28 UTC in reply to "Voice recognition"
Straho
Member since:
2011-09-30

I don't think that any sane person would want to use that instead of a GUI given the option.

Could be useful when drive.
But, honestly I never would talk to some phone/computer in my office, street, train or at home.

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RE[2]: Voice recognition
by Neolander on Wed 5th Oct 2011 17:23 in reply to "RE: Voice recognition"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Could be useful when drive.

Good point, although I wouldn't recommend driving when doing anything else ;)

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RE[2]: Voice recognition
by dsmogor on Wed 5th Oct 2011 20:43 in reply to "RE: Voice recognition"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

... or during the winter when wearing thick gloves
... or when recording a memo you would like to be searchable/browsable (actually, it would be much more useful if Voice Recognition made voice memos searchable transparently, like one-note once tried)
... or when jogging/riding a bicycle/doing any exercises
... or listening to the music/ebook, wanting to control your player sitting in a pocket.

Edited 2011-10-05 20:43 UTC

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RE[3]: Voice recognition
by Neolander on Wed 5th Oct 2011 21:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Voice recognition"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Something which I've not considered yet : in each of these voice command use cases, how convenient would it be to have to hold a home button pressed in order to trigger the Siri feature ?

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RE[3]: Voice recognition
by dsmogor on Thu 6th Oct 2011 17:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Voice recognition"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

btw, if they demonstrate I can reasonably *navigate* media library, rss news, notes using voice I'm sold.

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