“Apple has shown continued interest in creating robust handsfree software for its mobile devices like the iPhone, and new filings detail how the company could make such a system more responsive and efficient than current systems,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“The details come from a handful of patent applications revealed this week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Discovered on Thursday by AppleInsider, they offer a glimpse of how Apple’s rumored voice control system — which may be a secret, unannounced feature coming to iOS 5 later this year — could work,” Hughes reports.
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“The first application, entitled Adaptive Audio Feedback System and Method, notes that current audio feedback systems are inefficient, particularly when dealing with items that may contain a large amount of information. Presenting so much to a user audibly can be overwhelming and result in a negative experience,” Hughes reports. “Apple also addressed the voice control side of handsfree systems in a second patent application published this week. Entitled Processing of Voice Inputs, it aims to address user frustration that often emerges when using a voice control system.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]