Will iPhone have voice recognition?

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creuben

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I've heard that iPhone is not going to support voice recognition. This could seriously impair the "hands free" capability. Has anyone heard?
 

wot_fan

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a lot of phones have some sort of voice recongition, but its not great, so it doesn't really matter if it has it or not.
I think it matters more on the iPhone than on a standard phone. Since the iPhone does not have and physical buttons, you cannot dial by touch. Even using the Favorites feature requires you to look at the phone. Voice dial would allow the iPhone to be used in situations when you really shouldn't be looking at your phone (ie when driving).

I have heard the OS X has good voice recognition built in. I have only had my MacBook Pro for a little over a week and haven't had a chance to try it out. Any Mac users care to comment? If OS X already has it, is it unreasonable to think that the iPhone will also?
 

wot_fan

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am i the only one who sees the immense fallacy in this statement?
Maybe I am dense, but I don't see what you mean. With my Motorola flip phone I am able to dial without looking at the phone since I can feel each button. On my other phone which is touch screen based (Qtek 9100) I am unable to do this since I can't feel where the buttons are. How will the iPhone be different?
 

Nieriel

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Maybe I am dense, but I don't see what you mean. With my Motorola flip phone I am able to dial without looking at the phone since I can feel each button. On my other phone which is touch screen based (Qtek 9100) I am unable to do this since I can't feel where the buttons are. How will the iPhone be different?

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:rofl: SO sorry! GROSS misunderstanding!

as i said on another post, i'm becoming more and more convinced that, compared to you true compy geeks, i should wear a helmet when operating any computer system...
 

Kabeyun

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wjp09

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it is still 2 months away. At this point anything is possible. They will have updgrades for it as well so you don't need to worry about buying a new phone for each new feature.
 

RyanFavre

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I have voice recognition on my current phone and never use it, but the point about not being able to feel the buttons is a true one. I use my speed dials in the car all the time and just feel the right button so i can keep my eyes on the road. Not doable with the iPhone. Possible oversight by Apple.
 
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i think voice recognition is important because it makes things a lot easier and i don't see why not considering the iPhone already has lots of features
 

andre000

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We will have to wait and see. As of now my crystal ball is broken :)
Everybody:

Two statements that have been bantered about are very true:

1. I'm sure Mr. Jobs, when he re-introduces the iPhone will have to stoke the fire come June. I know Apple, Inc. must have more features up their sleeve to get our juices flowing.

2. If it doesn't initially, it may be added or provided as an option later. Remember- it was touted that part of the power and beauty of this device is that is can be modify more easily, being virtually virtual, than another phone with a set number of buttons.

BTW: most 3rd party voice recognition programs that I have had experience are seriously lacking. The only one that was truly killer was when I had the 2nd generation Kyocera smartphone many moons ago. It wasn't third party either. It was part of Verizon's service- it was truly killer. Minimal training, rarely, I mean RARELY made a mistake. If Apple could get it that good, that would be a must have in itself. Believe me, if voice recognition was truly reliable (and not just for phone numbers, but for widgets, app launching, appointment recall) everyone would make use of it. It's just that they suck, and once the novelty wears away, you find it's not worth the effort of screaming at your phone. (Plus you look like you have issues.)
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palomaaa

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I agree to the idea of putting VR into the iphone- specially if it can be integ into the its bluetooth system. This could be a great help.

I hope Apple will consider this.