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  • Gene Munster: Apple May Demo iOS 5 Voice Recognition Next Week


    According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple's October 4th media event may deliver more surprises than we presently expect - a reality that will come to fruition should Apple unveil that which Munster teased in a note to investors this morning.

    Based on Munster's suspicions, Apple may reveal new voice recognition technology in iOS 5, something we haven't seen yet in the otherwise relatively expansive preview we've enjoyed about the next iOS revamp. Munster believes Apple has provided quite a clue as to the possibility of voice recognition in iOS 5 by way of the invitation the company sent out today to media outlets announcing next Tuesday's event.

    "In the past, Apple has used its invitation to include cryptic hints as to what it will announce," Munster observed in his writing. "The phrase on this year's invite, 'Let's talk iPhone,' may be a simple play on words, but may also refer to new speech-based features for the iPhone."

    If Apple doesn't unveil some form of iOS 5 voice command functionality, Munster believes the other big surprise may be that Apple doesn't introduce a second, so-called "low-end" and contract-free iPhone model alongside the iPhone 5. "We expect Apple to continue with a lead device (iPhone 5) that carriers sell subsidized for $199/$299 along with a previous generation device for $99," he wrote.

    Source: Barron's
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Gene Munster: Apple May Demo iOS 5 Voice Recognition Next Week started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. superman4tqfp's Avatar
      superman4tqfp -
      They may demo the voice recognition. They may also announce the new iPhone. That concludes this episode of No Sh*t.
    1. jokerg7's Avatar
      jokerg7 -
      Oh Em Gee VOICE??? who cares?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You mean like this?
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      How about we just wait till October 4th.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      WOW OMG nothing new here, no one cares about "rumours" anymore, October 4th is "next weeK", is it not?
    1. Madman604x's Avatar
      Madman604x -
      Apple may introduce the iPhone 5 at my Grandma's house tomorrow.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Did everybody hear.................