“Apple could improve voice commands on the iPhone by making them contextualized, asking users to select, by hand, an application before dictating commands aloud,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“The new voice control method is described in a patent application from Apple made public this week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,” Hughes reports. “Discovered by AppleInsider, the patent entitled ‘Contextual Voice Commands’ aims to make voice control of a device more reliable and efficient.”
Hughes reports, “Relying on a combination of quick physical inputs as well as voice commands, Apple’s proposed system would allow for contextual input on an application-by-application basis. This would narrow the voice command possibilities in any given application, as opposed to a system-wide method that has a large number of options.”
Read more in the full article, which includes Apple’s patent app diagrams, here.